29 days in Philippines Itinerary

29 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines visit planner

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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 7 nights
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Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Mactan–Cebu, Taxi to Lapu Lapu
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 6 nights
Bus to Maya, Ferry to Malapascua Island
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Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to New Maya Port, Bus to Mactan–Cebu, Fly to Puerto Princesa
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 7 nights
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Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Cabanas Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, and finally relax and rejuvenate at El Nido Yoga.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read El Nido driving holiday app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to El Nido is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Boracay

— 7 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), stroll through Diniwid Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Boracay holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In April in Boracay, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

— 6 nights
Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Get out of town with these interesting Lapu Lapu side-trips: Cebu City (Magellan's Cross, Basilica del Santo Nino, &more) and The Cebruery - Craft Beer Taproom (in Mandaue). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Vano Public Beach, head outdoors with NTJ Watersports Cebu, and appreciate the history behind Magellan Shrine.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lapu Lapu journey maker.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Boracay to Lapu Lapu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malapascua Island

— 2 nights
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
On the 18th (Sun), stroll through Bounty Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at Vida Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Langub Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Malapascua Island online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lapu Lapu to Malapascua Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 6.5 hours. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum, see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, and then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park. On your second day here, stop by Baker's Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa online route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Malapascua Island to Puerto Princesa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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 beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, step off the mainland to explore Coron Bay, take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring, and identify plant and animal life at Sunken Japanese Wrecks.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coron visit website.

Getting from Puerto Princesa to Coron by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, stroll around Rizal Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Rizal Monument and then meet the residents at Manila Ocean Park.

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

Getting from Coron to Manila by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

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.