20 days in Philippines Itinerary

20 days in Philippines Itinerary

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20 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  19 h 45 min
1
Makati, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Boracay
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
6
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

1
night
Makati, Luzon

Makati ©
One of the 16 cities of the metropolitan area surrounding the capital, Makati stands as the financial hub of the country, possessing a large number of towering office buildings and the main trading floor of the stock exchange.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Ayala Triangle Gardens. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Gabriela Silang Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, then take a stroll through Intramuros, then contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, and finally stroll around Rizal Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Makati route planner.

Valletta, Malta to Makati is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Valletta to Makati, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Valletta in December; daily highs in Makati reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Makati

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Manila
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

5
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Coron Bay, take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring, and explore the activities along Twin Lagoon.

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You can fly from Makati to Coron in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Twin Lagoon ©
Twin Lagoon

5
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, stroll through Diniwid Beach, and make a trip to Willy's Rock.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boracay trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Small Lagoon and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our El Nido trip itinerary app.

Getting from Boracay to El Nido by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

2
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

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 18th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then make a trip to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple, then examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Ocean Gems Academy, then pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue, and then contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cebu City trip itinerary tool.

Fly from El Nido to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Cebu City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for gifts at Baker's Hill and then explore the activities along Puerto Princesa Underground River. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Thumbpeak and then contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Baker's Hill ©
Baker's Hill

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