Best Bohol Itinerary Guide: How Many Days, Tourist Spots, Top Tours, Where to Go

Best Bohol Itinerary Guide: How Many Days, Tourist Spots, Top Tours, Where to Go

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Chocolate HillsThe Philippines is among the best tropical destinations in the world, thanks to the hundreds of pristine beaches and other natural wonders spread across its more than 7,000 islands. Because of the country’s diverse and breathtaking sceneries, it has been recognized by award-giving bodies as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. 

Among the top tourist destinations in the Philippines that visitors should visit is Bohol, which stands out for its iconic Chocolate Hills and beautiful countryside. This idyllic island province also features some of the best beaches in the Philippines, like Alona Beach, flourishing dive sites like Balicasag Island, and more. 

As an archipelago, traveling to the best islands in the Philippines will need careful planning so you know how to get from one point to another. If it’s your first time in the Philippines, putting together a multi-day Philippine itinerary is highly recommended so you can make the most of your stay. For travelers eager to explore Bohol’s vast outdoors, read this guide to find the best Bohol itinerary.

When is the best time to visit Bohol?

Balicasag IslandSince Bohol’s best attractions are located outdoors, it’s best to visit the island during the local dry season, which typically runs from November to May. If you prefer cooler weather, travel between December and February, as March to May tend to become the hottest months of the year in the Philippines. However, these are also considered the peak season for tourism, so expect large crowds and higher Bohol hotel and flights to Bohol rates. 

If you want to travel with fewer crowds, you can plan your Bohol trip itinerary during the rainy season instead. During months like August, September, and October in the Philippines, prices are also cheaper, making it a great time for budget-friendly vacations. 

How to get around Bohol?

Tricycle in BoholYou can try a variety of transportation options when getting around Bohol, which makes it easy for all kinds of travelers to explore the island at different price points. Among the best options are jeepneys, tricycles, buses, motorcycles, taxis, and car rentals

However, the only way to get out of the Bohol-Panglao International Airport, one of the top airports in the Philippines, is by taking a taxi or booking a Bohol airport transfer ahead of your arrival, as public transportation like tricycles are not allowed in the airport complex. Meanwhile, those traveling to Bohol by sea transfer after they disembark at the Tagbilaran Port can freely choose between tricycles, taxis, and other options 

How many days is enough in Bohol?

Anda BeachThree days are usually enough to explore Bohol’s top inland attractions, which include the world-famous Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, and more. But if you want to lounge on beaches and go island-hopping around the province, it’s best to plan a 4-day or 5-day Bohol tourist spots itinerary so you can see more of the province. 

3 Days 2 Nights Bohol Itinerary

Best for: If you want a quick trip to Bohol

Chocolate Hills in BoholIf you only plan on enjoying a short yet sweet trip in Bohol, this 3-day Bohol tour itinerary is perfect. After landing at the Bohol airport, you’ll be brought to your assigned accommodation so you can get settled in your room. You’ll then have the rest of the day to explore on your own. On the next morning of this 3 days 2 nights Bohol itinerary, you can either continue traveling at your own pace or book add-on tours. 

Among the tours you can go on are a Bohol countryside tour or a Bohol island-hopping tour. The countryside adventure includes a visit to the iconic Chocolate Hills, a Loboc River cruise, and a stop at the Baclayon Church. 

Bohol Beach ClubThe island-hopping excursion will bring you to top snorkeling spots in the Philippines, like Balicasag Island and Virgin Island, where you’ll find colorful marine life. You can also opt for Bohol firefly-watching tours for a relaxing evening. 

Day 1: Arrival + Check-in

Day 2: Free Time or book a Bohol Tour

Day 3: Check-out + Departure

If you want to spend your 3 days in one of the best resorts in Bohol, you can check out our Bohol Beach Club package, Mithi Resort package, and Amorita Resort package. On top of your accommodations, these Philippine travel packages come with roundtrip flights from Manila so that you can enjoy a hassle-free getaway.  

Bohol Itinerary for 4 Days 

Best for: If you want to go on multi-day tours to explore Bohol Island

Aerial view of Mithi Resort Photo by Mithi Resort

For travelers who want to see more of Bohol, consider this 4-day package at Mithi Resort Bohol instead. You’ll start your Bohol itinerary for 4 days with a flight from Manila to Bohol, where a driver will escort you to the resort after you land at the Bohol airport. 

Feel free to start exploring Bohol and use the resort’s amenities, including a spa, tennis court, game room, and a private beach. Then, for the rest of your trip, you’ll have the option to book add-on tours such as an island-hopping tour and a countryside tour, which are among the best things to do in Bohol in 4 days. 

Loboc River CruiseThe island-hopping tour will take you to and around Balicasag Island, one of the best diving spots in the Philippines since the island is home to lively reefs. Meanwhile, the countryside tour is perfect for those who want to visit Bohol’s top inland and historical attractions. During this trip across Bohol island, you’ll visit noteworthy places like the Chocolate Hills, a tarsier sanctuary, and the Baclayon Church. 

Day 1: Arrival + Check-in

Day 2: Free Time or book a Bohol countryside tour

Day 3: Free Time or book a Bohol island hopping tour

Day 4: Check-out + Departure

Aside from a 4-day vacation at Mithi Resort, you can also choose between similar Bohol travel packages that include stays at a top resort and roundtrip flights from Manila. Among them are a Bohol Beach Club package and Bluewater Panglao Resort package, which are also great for groups as they are two well-known family-friendly resorts in Bohol. 

Bohol Itinerary for 5 Days 

Best for: If you want to make the most of your Bohol vacation 

Abatan River, BoholIf you want to make the most of your Bohol vacation, this Bohol itinerary for 5 days and 4 nights is a great choice. Once you arrive at the Bohol Airport, a driver will pick you up and escort you to your assigned resort.

The following day, you’ll go on a half-day sightseeing tour of Panglao, visiting top spots like Dauis Church, Nova Shell Museum, and Bohol Bee Farm. Then, you’ll have the freedom to explore Bohol at your own pace for the rest of your vacation. If you prefer guided tours, you can book optional tours as well. 

Amorita ResortPhoto by Amorita Resort

Among the tours you can include are a Bohol countryside tour and a Bohol island-hopping tour. During the trip through the countryside, you’ll visit beautiful natural wonders like the Chocolate Hills and Loboc River, along with historic sites such as the Baclayon Church.

If you’re more curious about the marine life in Bohol, then the island-hopping tour would be a better fit for you. On this island adventure, you’ll snorkel in crystal waters that surround popular spots like Balicasag Island, a top spot for diving in Bohol.

Day 1: Arrival + Check-in

Day 2: Bohol Panglao Island Tour 

Day 3: Free Time or Bohol countryside tour

Day 4: Free Time or Bohol island hopping tour

Day 5: Check-out + Departure

If you want to enjoy your 5 days in Bohol completely free of any hassle, you can also check out similar packages that come with stays at luxurious resorts in the Philippines and roundtrip flights from Manila. The first is a 5-day Amorita Resort package, and the second is a 5-day Mithi Resort package, which are both ideal for couples and small groups. 

Cebu to Bohol Itinerary

Best for: If you want to visit Bohol and the nearby popular island of Cebu on one trip

Coral reef by Balicasag IslandIf you want to visit two of the best provinces in Visayas, then this Cebu to Bohol itinerary is perfect for you. Upon arriving at Mactan-Cebu International Airport on your first day,  a designated driver will transport you to your assigned hotel.

Then, Day 2 involves a private Bohol countryside tour, starting with an early morning pickup from your hotel. You'll then ride a ferry to Tagbilaran City in Bohol to explore iconic sites such as Chocolate Hills, Baclayon Church, and the Tarsier Conservation Area. After the tour, you'll return to your Cebu hotel via ferry. 

Tarsier in BoholOn the third day, you’ll go on a half-day private tour of Cebu City. Your guide will take you to significant landmarks like Magellan’s Cross and Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, concluding with a running tour of essential city areas. Following the tour, you have the freedom to explore Cebu at your own pace for the rest of the day. 

Day 1: Arrival + Check-in

Day 2: Bohol Countryside Tour 

Day 3: Cebu City Top Attractions Tour 

Day 4: Check-out + Departure

If you have more days to spare, you can check out longer Cebu to Bohol packages itineraries that also come with accommodations and roundtrip flights from Manila. The first is a 7-day Cebu to Bohol package, and the second is a 13-day Cebu to Bohol package, which both include 2 Cebu day tours and 2 Bohol day tours. Cebu is also a great place for animal lovers as its among the most popular places to swim with whale sharks in the Philippines

Best Bohol and Multi-Destinations Tour Itinerary

Best for: If you want to explore other top destinations in the Philippines aside from Bohol

Alona Beach in BoholThanks to Bohol’s location, it’s easy to visit other provinces during your time here. If you want to explore other top destinations along with Bohol, you can easily book other top Philippine itineraries.

If you want to visit the top destinations in the Philippines in one trip, check out this 30-day Philippine adventure that takes you across the country’s 3 main regions and the best spots in each area that range from Bohol to Boracay and more. For a 3-week tropical vacation, you can go on this 21-day itinerary tour to visit the breathtaking mountainscapes of North Luzon and the pristine shores of Palawan, Cebu, and Bohol. 

You can also enjoy shorter stays in the country through this 12-day Bohol to Cebu island-hopping package and this 12-day package to Bohol, Cebu, Bacolod, and Iloilo. Meanwhile, if you’re eager to explore the famed surfing spot Siargao Island, you can consider this 10-day Bohol to Siargao and Cebu package instead. Meanwhile, those who want to visit the stunning waterfalls and soothing springs of Dumaguete can also book this 9-Day Dumaguete to Cebu and Bohol nature package

Plan the best Bohol itinerary today!

Loboc River cruiseBohol stands out as one of the best reasons why you should visit the Philippines, thanks to its beautiful sights like top white sand beaches in the Philippines and majestic waterfalls in the Philippines. The province is also one of the best beach destinations in the Philippines, making it an ideal place for island-hopping in the PhilippinesSea turtle near Balicasag IslandMake the most of your time in this top Philippine destination by following a Bohol adventure itinerary that will take you to the province’s best attractions.  You can also skip the hassle of planning transportation from place to place by booking Bohol tour packages

Whether you’re in the mood for a laidback vacation or an exciting getaway, Bohol is a perfect place for all kinds of Philippine itineraries! You can also check out our Philippine travel guide to find the best tips on planning a memorable Philippine vacation.

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