22 days in Philippines Itinerary

22 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 6 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Cebu City
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
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Manila, Luzon

— 2 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.
Robinsons Place Mall has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Manila side-trips: Manila American Cemetery and Memorial (in Taguig City) and Ayala Triangle Gardens (in Makati). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, stroll around Rizal Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Manila trip planner.

Roja, Latvia to Manila is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Roja to Manila, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Roja in December; daily highs in Manila reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 5 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Banana Island as well as Malcapuya Island. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, head off the coast to Coron Bay, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coron sightseeing planner.

Fly from Manila to Coron in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Boracay

— 6 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes D'Mall. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulabog Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Luho.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Boracay route planning website.

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 December, daytime highs in Boracay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 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.
You've added Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, Sirao Flower Garden, Simala Shrine, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple, stop by SM City Cebu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Simala Shrine, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sirao Flower Garden, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall and then pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cebu City attractions planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boracay in December: highs in Cebu City hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Cebu City

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ugong Rock, Tubbataha Reef and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, stroll through Tubbataha Reef, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, then explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, and finally look for gifts at Baker's Hill. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa trip builder website.

Fly from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedral Caves, Matinloc Island and Hidden Beach. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): kick back and relax at Hidden Beach, head off the coast to Matinloc Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caves, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, then explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Lagoon Beach.

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Getting from Puerto Princesa to El Nido by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Philippines travel guide

4.1
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.