17 days in Palawan Island, Carmen & Tagbilaran City Itinerary

17 days in Palawan Island, Carmen & Tagbilaran City Itinerary

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17 days in Palawan Island, Carmen & Tagbilaran City Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  9​h
1
El Nido
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Carmen
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tagbilaran City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Puerto Princesa
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Seoul

7
nights
El Nido

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Commando Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and kick back and relax at Hidden Beach.

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

Seoul, South Korea to El Nido is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Korea Standard Time (KST) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

1
day
Carmen

Carmen ©
Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get great views at Hilltop 360 View Park, then make a trip to Cambuyo Rice Terraces, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmen day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from El Nido to Carmen. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tagbilaran City.

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Bohol Island
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Chocolate Hills Natural Monument ©
Chocolate Hills Natural Monument
Cambuyo Rice Terraces ©
Cambuyo Rice Terraces
Hilltop 360 View Park ©
Hilltop 360 View Park

2
nights
Tagbilaran City

Tagbilaran City ©
Tagbilaran, officially the City of Tagbilaran and sometimes referred to as Tagbilaran City, is a city in the Visayas group of islands in the Philippines. On the 27th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Blood Compact Monument, then head off the coast to Virgin Island, then browse the different shops at Bohol Quality Corporation, and finally take in the views from Sevilla Hanging bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, then stroll through Alona Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dumaluan Beach.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tagbilaran City trip maker site .

You can drive from Carmen to Tagbilaran City in 1.5 hours. December in Tagbilaran City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

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Panglao Island, Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Virgin Island ©
Virgin Island

6
nights
Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa ©
A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Puerto Princesa Underground River, identify plant and animal life at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, stroll through Sabang Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Tagbilaran City to Puerto Princesa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

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