21 days in Manila, El Nido & Coron Itinerary

21 days in Manila, El Nido & Coron Itinerary

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Manila

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila road trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Manila is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Manila hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Neighborhoods · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

El Nido

— 3 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 your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach and then kick back and relax at Star Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our El Nido trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Manila to El Nido by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or ride a ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Coron

— 6 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Banana Island and Smith Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Pass Island. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Atwayan Beach, stop by Makulit Shop, stroll through Kalitang Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Black Island.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coron travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Manila.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Manila

— 7 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marine Base Ternate Beach and Paniman Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Masungi Georeserve and All Hands Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Manila: The Pink Sisters Chapel & Convent (in Tagaytay), Holy Rosary Parish Church (in Angeles City) and Katungkulan Beach Resort (in Ternate). Enjoy Manila some more: wander the streets of The Fort, examine the collection at Rizal Shrine, visit Malate District, and browse the fresh offerings at San Andres Market.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manila holiday builder website.

You can fly from Coron to Manila in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips