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
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Boracay
— 7 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
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, shopping, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River, look for gifts at Baker's Hill, take in the pleasant sights at Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Philippines Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Puerto Princesa hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) 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

7
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, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Coron Bay, explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Coron visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

6
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Change things up with these side-trips from Lapu Lapu: Cebu City (Ayala Mall, Basilica del Santo Nino, & more) and Gilutongan Island (in Cordova).

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lapu Lapu trip builder .

Getting from Coron to Lapu Lapu by flight takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lapu Lapu can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cebu City, Cordova, NTJ Watersports Cebu
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

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, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), tour the pleasant surroundings at Diniwid Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Luho.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Boracay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Lapu Lapu in November, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can 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, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Commando Beach, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and stroll through Hidden Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the El Nido trip website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manila.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, then wander the streets of Intramuros, then stroll around Rizal Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno, then explore the activities along Manila Bay, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manila online route builder .

You can fly from El Nido to Manila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. December in Manila sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno
Highlights from your plan
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

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