15 days in Philippines Itinerary

15 days in Philippines Itinerary

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

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Manila, Luzon

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, then stroll around Rizal Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Glorietta, then buy something for everyone on your list at Greenbelt Mall, then appreciate the history behind Rizal Monument, and finally meet the residents at Manila Ocean Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manila tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Manila. In April in Manila, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 4 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas, and head off the coast to Siete Pecados.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coron travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Manila to Coron in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbataha Reef and then take in the waterfront at Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Baker's Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Puerto Princesa tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Coron to Puerto Princesa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, then explore the activities along Big Lagoon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at El Nido Yoga.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our El Nido road trip website.

Getting from Puerto Princesa to El Nido by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Boracay

— 5 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), don't miss a visit to Ariel's Point, kick back and relax at Diniwid Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boracay travel route planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from El Nido to Boracay takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daytime highs in Boracay are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.