Two Weeks’ Itinerary in the Philippines

Going towards the Batad Rice Terraces in Banaue

If you are planning a trip to the Philippines and wonder about where to go and what to visit, here is our itinerary during the weeks and a half spent in the country, below the map:


Manila (capital), Luzon  – three days

Banaue/Batad, Luzon  – one day and one night

Sagada, Luzon – half day and overnight

Baguio, Luzon – one day and one night

El Nido, Palawan  – one week

Puerto Princesa, Palawan – one day and one night

Each city post holds information on where to go, how to get there, where to stay and how much it cost us.

We probably could have spent less time in Manila and more time in Sagada to visit the famous caves and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The Batad Rice Terraces and El Nido were the highlights of our trip. We will most likely go back there one of these days. We also considered Boracay as a beach destination but did not want to be surrounded by tourists, El Nido was the perfect gem (go there fast, before it becomes Boracay). Another place we wanted to visit was Bohol and its chocolate hills, but did not get to this time.

Where did you go when in the Philippines? What was your favorite place? Share your traveling stories with us! :) Salamat po!


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