30 days in Philippines Itinerary

30 days in Philippines Itinerary

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30 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  13 h 30 min
1
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 12 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
2
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 8 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Osaka

12
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cebu City: Simala Parish Church (in Sibonga), Cebu Happy World Museum (in Cordova) and Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Spas, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, get outside with Ocean Gems Academy, and shop like a local with Ayala Mall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cebu City day trip planning tool .

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Cebu City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Yogyakarta to Cebu City is 1 hour. In March, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Lapu Lapu, Simala Parish Church, Cebu Happy World Museum, Simala Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino

8
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 striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River, step off the mainland to explore Cowrie Island, explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Thumbpeak.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa trip planning site .

You can fly from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to El Nido.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then head outdoors with Lio Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Big Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Cabanas Beach.

Plan my day in El Nido using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to El Nido takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

3
nights
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©
See even more of Puerto Princesa: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagtabon Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the fascinating underground world of Hundred Caves, and gain insight at Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Princesa trip itinerary site .

Getting from El Nido to Puerto Princesa by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nagtabon Beach ©
Nagtabon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hundred Caves ©
Hundred Caves

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 28th (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manila trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Puerto Princesa to Manila by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. February in Manila sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Manila Ocean Park ©
Manila Ocean Park

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