17 days in Philippines Itinerary

17 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines vacation maker

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Fly
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Mactan–Cebu, Bus to Lapu Lapu
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Mactan–Cebu, Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 5 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Riyadh

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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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Coron Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, and explore the activities along Barracuda Lake.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Coron is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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 6th (Sun): stroll through Las Cabanas Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, and finally soothe aching muscles at El Nido Yoga. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nacpan Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read El Nido vacation planner.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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 8th (Tue): take a stroll through Stellar Grounds and then see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef. On your second day here, look for gifts at Baker's Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

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Drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

— 3 nights
Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lapu Lapu: Cebu City (Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Magellan's Cross, &more). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Mercato de Mactan, pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue, and get outside with Ocean Gems Academy.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Puerto Princesa to Lapu Lapu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. June in Lapu Lapu sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Boracay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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.