20 days in Philippines Itinerary

20 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 6 nights
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 5 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

— 4 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.
Relax by the water at Sabang Beach and Talaudyong Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palawan Heritage Center and Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagtabon Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbataha Reef.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa vacation maker app.

Sydney, Australia to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Puerto Princesa is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Puerto Princesa reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 4 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banul Beach and Banana Island. Get in touch with nature at Atwayan Beach and Sunken Japanese Wrecks. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Coron Bay and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coron tour itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lio Beach and Marimegmeg Beach. Relax by the water at Duli Beach and Star Beach. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Helicopter Island, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, cast your line with a fishing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read El Nido online holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casa Gorordo Museum and 1730 Jesuit House. Do some cultural sightseeing at University of San Carlos Museum and Cebu City Museum. Take a break from Cebu City with a short trip to Pescador Island in Moalboal, about 2h 45 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Simala Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Sirao Flower Garden, examine the collection at Museo Sugbo, and steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cebu City day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Cebu City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Philippines travel guide

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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.