30 days in Philippines Itinerary

30 days in Philippines Itinerary

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30 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Boracay
— 7 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Danao, Panglao Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
7
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Underground River, stop by Baker's Hill, examine the collection at Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum, and explore the activities along Honda Bay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Puerto Princesa. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Puerto Princesa hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

6
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
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: get interesting insight from Tours, head off the coast to Malcapuya Island, identify plant and animal life at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, and contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Lagoon.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Coron sightseeing planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Twin Lagoon ©
Twin Lagoon

7
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.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Luho, kick back and relax at White Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulabog Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay takes 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

3
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and stroll through Nacpan Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Nido day trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

3
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Explore Cebu City's surroundings by going to Lapu Lapu (Magellan Shrine, Lapu Lapu Statue, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, and get outside with Ocean Gems Academy.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Cebu City attractions planning website .

You can fly from El Nido to Cebu City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Danao.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

4
nights
Danao, Panglao Island

Danao ©
Danao is known for trails, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Alona Beach, admire the natural beauty at Tarsier Botanika, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dumaluan Beach, and Head underground at Ka Mira Cave.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Danao road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Cebu City to Danao takes 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Danao are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in Danao

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Virgin Island ©
Virgin Island
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, take a stroll through Intramuros, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park, stroll around Rizal Park, and then get a sense of history and politics at Malacanang Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Manila travel planning site .

Explore your travel options from Danao to Manila with the Route module. In March in Manila, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

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