30 days in Philippines Itinerary

30 days in Philippines Itinerary

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30 days in Philippines Itinerary

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

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.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, then visit Intramuros, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Sebastian Church.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manila trip itinerary planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Manila is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tokyo to Manila. In September, Manila is somewhat warmer than Tokyo - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Ayala Museum, Museo Orlina
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Museo Orlina ©
Museo Orlina

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Star Beach and Entalula Island. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Duli Beach and Hidden Beach. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, head off the coast to Snake Island (Vigan Island), and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido trip itinerary planning app .

Fly from Manila to El Nido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balinghai Beach and Ilig Iligan Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and White Beach. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Lapuz-Lapuz Beach, and kick back and relax at Bulabog Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Boracay trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
White Beach ©
White Beach

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Banol Beach and Coron Bay. We've included these beaches for you: Atwayan Beach and Smith Beach. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, stop by Makulit Shop, and head off the coast to Bulog Island.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Coron trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Boracay to Coron by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Coral Garden ©
Coral Garden
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum and Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sabang Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Tubbataha Reef, get engrossed in the history at Palawan Heritage Center, stop by Baker's Hill, and explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Coron to Puerto Princesa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Casa Gorordo Museum and Simala Shrine. Get a sense of the local culture at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica del Santo Nino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cebu City: Simala Parish Church (in Sibonga), Pescador Island (in Moalboal) and Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling & Spas). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Sugbo, admire the masterpieces at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art, contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Rosario Parish Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cebu City itinerary planning site .

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Lapu Lapu, Pescador Island, Simala Shrine, Simala Parish Church
Highlights from your plan
Simala Shrine ©
Simala Shrine
Casa Gorordo Museum ©
Casa Gorordo Museum
Museo Sugbo ©
Museo Sugbo

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