26 days in Philippines Itinerary

26 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines visit planner

Make it your trip
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 7 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 8 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Cebu City
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island

— 7 nights
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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas, kick back and relax at Smith Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Coron online trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Coron is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time is 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Boracay

— 8 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Dedicate the 14th (Sat) to wine at 1Boracay. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and make a trip to Willy's Rock.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Boracay day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Boracay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cebu City side-trips: Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling & Spas & Wellness). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino, enjoy breathtaking views from Tops Lookout, contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, and get outside with Ocean Gems Academy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cebu City road trip website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and then stop by Baker's Hill. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Honda Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa trip planning app.

You can fly from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Nature · Parks · Shopping

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Secret Lagoon Beach, then explore the activities along Big Lagoon, and then explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our El Nido road trip planning website.

You can drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Manila, Luzon

— 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.
Take a break from Manila with a short trip to BGC in Taguig City, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Fort Santiago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Manila Ocean Park, wander the streets of Intramuros, and stop by SM Mall of Asia.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manila trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Manila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or ride a ferry. In August in Manila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.