14 days in Philippines Itinerary

14 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines attractions planner

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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 5 nights
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 1 night
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Manila
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Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
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El Nido, Palawan Island

— 5 nights

Heaven on Earth

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Visit Marimegmeg Beach and Hidden Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Duli Beach. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Matinloc Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff, and head outdoors with Lio Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the El Nido online trip builder.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to El Nido is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam to El Nido, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

— 2 nights

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 26th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagtabon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, and then look for gifts at Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip maker website.

You can drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 3 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayangan Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Coron Bay and Banul Beach. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, head off the coast to Siete Pecados, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coron travel planning website.

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Boracay

— 1 night
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
On the 31st (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at White Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach).

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Boracay day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In May in Boracay, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Manila, Luzon

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 1st (Tue), browse the different shops at Glorietta, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Asia Arena, and then look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Track 30th and then browse the different shops at Greenbelt Mall.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila holiday app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. When traveling from Boracay in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Manila, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.