19 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

19 days in Southeast Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines trip planner

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carmen
— 1 night
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Tawala, Panglao Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Tagbilaran City Airport, Fly to Cebu City
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Cebu City
— 2 nights
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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 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, then look for gifts at Baker's Hill, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef, explore the activities along Honda Bay, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sabang Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip itinerary planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in February, expect Puerto Princesa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
On the 4th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Las Cabanas Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Marimegmeg Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Commando Beach, and finally get outside with Lio Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Lagoon Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, then stroll through Hidden Beach, then kick back and relax at Tapiutan Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Nido itinerary planning app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 5 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kalitang Beach and Smith Beach. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Makulit Shop, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Coron vacation planner.

Getting from El Nido to Coron by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Boracay

— 4 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at D' Talipapa Market and D'Mall. We've included these beaches for you: White Beach and Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, make a trip to Ariel's Point, stroll through Bulabog Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at City Mall.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Boracay online travel route planner.

Getting from Coron to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 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 · Spas

Carmen

— 1 night
Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cambuyo Rice Terraces, explore and take pictures at Hilltop 360 View Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape, then don't miss a visit to ShipHaus, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmen road trip app.

Traveling by car from Boracay to Carmen takes 15 hours. When traveling from Boracay in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Carmen: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tawala.

Things to do in Carmen

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tawala, Panglao Island

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): kick back and relax at Dumaluan Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Alona Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc..

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tawala road trip site.

You can travel from Carmen to Tawala in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Tawala

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Cebu City

— 2 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Start 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 wander the streets of Colon Street, then shop like a local with Ayala Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, explore the galleries of Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, then stop by SM City Cebu, then buy something for everyone on your list at Island Central Mactan, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cebu City journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tawala to Cebu City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Palawan Province travel guide

4.2
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

3.9
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.

Cebu Island travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Waterfalls
A long, thin island with a mountainous backbone running through its core, Cebu Island offers scenic nature and pristine beaches. Hikes in the hills offer fabulous views of waterfalls and the distant ocean amid lush greenery, while those who prefer urban entertainment can enjoy the bustle of the provincial capital. For more adventurous visitors, things to do in Cebu Island center mainly around water sports, such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or taking a boat trip to look for whale sharks. History buffs will enjoy visiting a Portuguese-built Catholic church and then a shrine dedicated to the chieftain who killed Magellan.