30 days in Philippines Itinerary

30 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines vacation planner

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Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 8 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
Drive
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Danao, Panglao Island
— 5 nights
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Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to New Maya Port, Bus to Mactan–Cebu, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
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Boracay

— 8 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at White Beach, don't miss a visit to Ariel's Point, indulge your senses at 1Boracay, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Boracay road trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Boracay is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Boracay is 15 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in September, with highs in Boracay at 34°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lapu Lapu: Cebu City (Fort San Pedro, 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, pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue, stop by New Susing's Guitar, and explore the activities along Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lapu Lapu online travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Boracay to Lapu Lapu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Lapu Lapu are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Danao.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Danao, Panglao Island

— 5 nights
Danao is known for wildlife and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Alona Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Assumption Church, Head underground at Hinagdanan Cave, and experience rural life at Tarsier Botanika.

Discover how to plan a Danao trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lapu Lapu to Danao takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Danao sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Danao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Malapascua Island

— 2 nights
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): soothe aching muscles at Vida Spa, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then head off the coast to Dakit-Dakit Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bounty Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Malapascua Island trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Danao to Malapascua Island. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Coron.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 3 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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Green Lagoon.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coron travel app.

Getting from Malapascua Island to Coron by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, then stroll through Hidden Beach, then explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and finally stroll through Seven Commando Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Nacpan Beach.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the El Nido online travel route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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 29th (Fri), stop by Baker's Hill and then explore the activities along Honda Bay. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Tubbataha Reef and then browse the exhibits of Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum.

Start your trip to Puerto Princesa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. September in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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.