16 days in Palawan Province & Bohol Province Itinerary

16 days in Palawan Province & Bohol Province Itinerary

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
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Tawala, Panglao Island
— 2 nights
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Carmen, Bohol Island
— 1 night
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palawan Heritage Center and Palaweno Brewery. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Pristine Beach, stop by Kaingud Arts and Crafts, explore the activities along Binduyan Fall, and see the interesting displays at Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Puerto Princesa due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in January, with highs in Puerto Princesa at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 5 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Explore hidden gems such as Coron Bay and Banul Beach. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Banana Island, look for gifts at Makulit Shop, identify plant and animal life at Kingfisher Park, and stroll through Atwayan Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Coron online trip maker.

Getting from Puerto Princesa to Coron by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can fly to Tawala.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tawala, Panglao Island

— 2 nights
Ringed with shallow coral reefs and white sandy beaches, Tawala occupies the southeastern portion of Panglao Island, renowned for its premium snorkeling and dive spots.
On the 5th (Wed), head off the coast to Isola di Francesco, then admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Assumption Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Augustine's Church, and finally stroll through Doljo Beach. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum and then examine the collection at Nova Shells Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tawala route planner.

Traveling by flight from Coron to Tawala takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Carmen.

Things to do in Tawala

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmen, Bohol Island

— 1 night
Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. On the 7th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Hilltop 360 View Park and then make a trip to Cambuyo Rice Terraces.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Carmen tour itinerary planner.

You can travel from Tawala to Carmen in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Carmen are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Carmen

Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): kick back and relax at Marimegmeg Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Simizu Island and then step off the mainland to explore Matinloc Island.

Make your El Nido itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Carmen to El Nido takes 44 hours. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

Palawan Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Philippines’ Last Frontier
One of the most coveted tourist destinations in the Philippines for eco-tourists and those wishing to get away from city life, Palawan Province offers a variety of virgin beaches and lush rainforest vegetation sheltering untouched wildlife. Pristine beaches with turquoise waters and lagoons offer great opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling, while a number of spectacular karst formations fringed with tropical vegetation hide many limestone caves. A tour of Palawan Province usually includes a visit to the famous UNESCO-protected underground river and a reef marine park, or trekking to a lake atop a volcano crater. The island also includes a wildlife sanctuary with indigenous and exotic beasts, as well as a crocodile farm amid the mangroves. A number of natural science museums and Baroque Catholic churches add a cultural dimension to any Palawan Province holiday.

Bohol Province travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Covering a tropical island with gentle coves and white sand beaches, Bohol Province has a great reputation among snorkelers and divers. Things to do in Bohol Province include dolphin- and whale-watching, island-hopping, visiting some of the spectacular caves and waterfalls, and of course snorkeling and diving. Stand-up paddleboarding, river kayaking, and boat tours serve as less strenuous ways to admire the marine nature surrounding the islands. Further inland, ziplines, rope cycling, and jungle adventure tours make popular additions to any Bohol Province holiday, while old Roman Catholic churches hide behind palm trees and local markets offer traditional handicrafts.