26 days in Philippines Itinerary

26 days in Philippines Itinerary

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26 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Osaka
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 6 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Siargao Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Ottawa

2
nights
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 (Fri), admire the striking features of San Sebastian Church, take an in-depth tour of Presidential Museum and Library, then see the interesting displays at Money Museum, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Binondo, examine the collection at Rizal Shrine, then admire the striking features of Monastery of Saint Agustin, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum Of Anthropology, and finally gain insight at University of Santo Tomas.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manila trip planner.

Osaka, Japan to Manila is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osaka to Manila. August in Manila sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Rizal Shrine ©
Rizal Shrine
Scuba & Snorkeling
Monastery of Saint Agustin ©
Monastery of Saint Agustin

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Duli Beach and Payong-Payong Beach. Visiting Star Beach and Entalula Island will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Marimegmeg Beach, head outdoors with Lio Beach, head off the coast to Matinloc Island, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the El Nido trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Manila to El Nido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

4
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Escape the urban bustle at Banol Beach and Pass Island. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Atwayan Beach and Bulog Island. Take a break from Coron with a short trip to Concepcion Falls in Busuanga Town, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Banana Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocamocam Beach, see the vivid underwater world at Skeleton Reef, and kick back and relax at Kalitang Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coron online visit planner .

Ride a ferry from El Nido to Coron in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Busuanga Island, Concepcion Falls
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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach
Banana Island ©
Banana Island

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nagtabon Beach and Olanguan Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palaweno Brewery and Palawan Heritage Center. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Monkey Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Binduyan Fall, see the interesting displays at Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cleopatra's Needle.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Princesa using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Coron to Puerto Princesa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Olanguan Falls
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Pristine Beach ©
Pristine Beach
Nagtabon Beach ©
Nagtabon Beach
Napsan Beach ©
Napsan Beach

5
nights
Siargao Island

Siargao Island ©
A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
Visit Magpupungko Beach and Caridad Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dako Island and Guyam Island. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Naked Island, get great views at Cloud 9 Surfing Tower, get outside with Outdoor Adventures Siargao, and tee off at Villa Maya Siargao Island Cloud 9..

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Siargao Island trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Siargao Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Siargao Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Taktak Falls ©
Taktak Falls
Dako Island ©
Dako Island
Sugba Lagoon ©
Sugba Lagoon

2
nights
Manila, Luzon

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then try to win big at Solaire Resort and Casino, and then take some stellar pictures from Malate Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Malacanang Palace, examine the collection at Museum of the Filipino People, and then examine the collection at Bahay Tsinoy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila journey site .

Getting from Siargao Island to Manila by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Tours Museums Casinos

Side Trip

Solaire Resort and Casino
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Solaire Resort and Casino ©
Solaire Resort and Casino
Bahay Tsinoy ©
Bahay Tsinoy

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