21 days in Philippines Itinerary

21 days in Philippines Itinerary

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21 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Boracay
— 4 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Drive + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  15​h 30​min
7
Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Sofia

1
day
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, then contemplate the long history of Casa Manila, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Sofia, Bulgaria to Manila is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sofia to Manila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in March, expect Manila to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

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Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Casa Manila ©
Casa Manila
Scuba & Snorkeling
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

4
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Relax by the water at Banol Beach and Atwayan Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Banana Island and Skeleton Reef. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Smith Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Agustin Parish Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coron route maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Manila to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Balinghai Beach and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Change things up with a short trip to Buruanga Beach in Caticlan (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulabog Beach, don't miss a visit to Motag Living Museum, and get outside with Scotty's Action Sports Network, Inc. Boracay.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Boracay trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

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Outdoors Beaches Parks

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Buruanga Beach
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
White Beach ©
White Beach

1
night
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmelite Monastery Cebu City, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, then examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then contemplate the long history of 1730 Jesuit House.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

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Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City ©
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
1730 Jesuit House ©
1730 Jesuit House

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Plaza Cuartel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Monkey Beach and then stroll through Sabang Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip website .

Fly from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Immaculate Conception Cathedral ©
Immaculate Conception Cathedral

4
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
You'll get in some beach time at Nacpan Beach and Star Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Marimegmeg Beach. Step out of El Nido with an excursion to Fort Santa Isabel in Taytay--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach, head off the coast to Simizu Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Taraw Cliff, and head outdoors with Lio Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the El Nido trip maker tool .

Drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Santa Isabel
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Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

2
nights
Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Relax by the water at Bounty Beach and Logon Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Langub Beach and Carnasa Island. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Guimbitayan Beach, and head off the coast to Dakit-Dakit Island.

For maps and tourist information, read Malapascua Island online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and ferry from El Nido to Malapascua Island takes 15.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bounty Beach ©
Bounty Beach
Langub Beach ©
Langub Beach

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