The ultimate itinerary for 2 weeks in the Philippines

Planning a trip to the Philippines can be a bit overwhelming with over 7000 islands to choose from. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate itinerary for 2 weeks in the Philippines. While you could spend months exploring this beautiful country, we think two weeks is a great start to soak up the island vibes. There’s always time for a return visit, right? 😉 This itinerary covers everything that makes the Philippines a true paradise. Whether it’s your first visit or you’re returning for more, our recommendations will help you make the most of your time in this tropical haven.

Before we dive into each destination, here’s a quick overview of all the places and cities covered in this ultimate itinerary for 2 weeks in the Philippines:

Moalboal – Siquijor – Coron – El Nido

Day 1 to 3: Moalboal, Cebu

Moalboal, Cebu

You’ll spend your first two days in Moalboal, Cebu. This cozy beach town is the perfect place for both relaxation and adventure! You can swim and sunbathe at White Beach, snorkel the Sardine Run, and try canyoneering at Kawasan Falls. There are also some great restaurants to be found in the area. Smooth Cafe and the Three Bears Restaurant were our favorites in Moalboal!

See if there’s availability for a canyoneering tour at Kawasan Falls

Where we stayed: D’Gecko Hotel 

Day 3 to 6: Siquijor

The ultimate itinerary for 2 weeks in the Philippines: Siquijor

On day 3 you’ll head from Moalboal to Siquijor. Be prepared for a long day of transportation, it will take you at least 6 hours to get there. But no worries, we’ve penned down all the steps needed to get from Moalboal to Siquijor. Trust us, it’s worth the journey! Siquijor is amazing, with refreshing waterfalls, beautiful beaches, and magical sunsets. It’s the perfect place to soak in the authentic island vibe of the Philippines. Our advice is to rent a scooter from the moment you arrive, and explore this beautiful hidden gem at your own pace.

Where we stayed: Mandala Tribe Treehouses

Day 7 to 10: Coron, Palawan

Coron, Palawan

On day 7, you’ll head from Siquijor to Coron. First, you’ll take a ferry from Siquijor to Dumaguete. From there, you’ll fly to Coron with a layover in Manila. The other possibility is to take the ferry from Siquijor to Cebu, and then take a (direct) flight to Coron. Whatever you choose, you’ll spend the next 3 days exploring Coron! Don’t miss the Coron Island Tour, Maquinit Hot Springs, and Mount Tapyas. For dinner, Gavin’s Kitchen + Bar is so good you’ll want to eat there multiple times! Another great restaurant is Castizo, an amazing tapas bar. And don’t forget to watch the sunset at Sunburn Rooftop!

Where we stayed: Venus Royale hotel

Day 11 to 14: El Nido, Palawan

The ultimate itinerary for 2 weeks in the Philippines: El Nido

On day 11 you’ll take the ferry from Coron to El Nido, which takes about 4 hours. It’s the perfect spot to end your 2 weeks in the Philippines. Whether you want to relax on dreamy beaches or seek adventure with ziplining, El Nido has it all. Plus, there are plenty of great restaurants, it’s our favorite island for food! And don’t forget about all the island hopping tours. We went for tour A and it was an absolute blast, you can read all about it in our El Nido travel guide.

Where we stayed: J Boutique Hotel El Nido

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