19 days in Philippines Itinerary

19 days in Philippines Itinerary

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19 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
4
Boracay
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h
5
Carmen
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Tawala, Panglao Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Cebu City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, identify plant and animal life at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, then stop by Baker's Hill, and finally explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tubbataha Reef, explore the activities along Honda Bay, then explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock, and finally stroll through Sabang Beach.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Puerto Princesa visit planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Riyadh to Puerto Princesa due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in February; daily highs in Puerto Princesa reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach

2
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
On the 4th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, stroll through Marimegmeg Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Commando Beach, and finally head outdoors with Lio Beach. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Big Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Lagoon Beach, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Hidden Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tapiutan Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read El Nido trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Princesa to El Nido by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

5
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

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, explore the activities along Barracuda Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Coron trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Ride a ferry from El Nido to Coron in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunken Japanese Wrecks ©
Sunken Japanese Wrecks
Coral Garden ©
Coral Garden

4
nights
Boracay

Boracay ©
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), stroll through White Beach, make a trip to Motag Living Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boracay day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Boracay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Carmen.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Carmen

Carmen ©
Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. On the 15th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cambuyo Rice Terraces, get great views at Hilltop 360 View Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape, then make a trip to ShipHaus, then take in the dramatic scenery at Inambacan Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carmen route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boracay to Carmen. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boracay in February: highs in Carmen hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tawala.

Things to do in Carmen

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bohol Island
Highlights from your plan
Hilltop 360 View Park ©
Hilltop 360 View Park
Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape ©
Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape
Cambuyo Rice Terraces ©
Cambuyo Rice Terraces

1
night
Tawala, Panglao Island

Tawala ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Island Girl, enjoy the sand and surf at Dumaluan Beach, stroll through Alona Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc..

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tawala trip tool .

You can drive from Carmen to Tawala in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cebu City.

Things to do in Tawala

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Panglao Island
Highlights from your plan
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Cebu City

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a stroll through Colon Street, then shop like a local with Ayala Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, then stop by SM City Cebu, then browse the different shops at Island Central Mactan, and finally appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Cebu City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tawala to Cebu City takes 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
Highlights from your plan
Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

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