31 days in Philippines Itinerary

31 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines travel planner

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Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 7 nights
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
— 4 nights
Bus to Maya, Ferry to Malapascua Island
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Malapascua Island
— 3 nights
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Ferry to New Maya Port, Bus to Mactan–Cebu, Fly to El Nido
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
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Manila, Luzon

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Venture out of the city with trips to Makati (Greenbelt Mall & Greenbelt Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Rizal Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park, take a stroll through Intramuros, and head outdoors with Football Manila.

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London, UK to Manila is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Manila. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Manila at 40°C and lows at 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 7 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 beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, head off the coast to Siete Pecados, witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Coron visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Manila to Coron takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Balinghai Beach, and make a trip to Ariel's Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boracay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In May in Boracay, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

— 4 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.
Explore Lapu Lapu's surroundings by going to Cebu City (Magellan's Cross, Basilica del Santo Nino, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Ocean Gems Academy, appreciate the history behind Magellan Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lapu Lapu driving holiday planner.

Getting from Boracay to Lapu Lapu by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malapascua Island

— 3 nights
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
On the 24th (Mon), kick back and relax at Guimbitayan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Langub Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Vida Spa, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Dakit-Dakit Island.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Malapascua Island road trip tool.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Malapascua Island in 6.5 hours. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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 (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Nacpan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, then contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, and finally soothe aching muscles at El Nido Yoga.

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Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Malapascua Island to El Nido takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum, explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef, and then take in the pleasant sights at Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Baker's Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa day trip tool.

You can drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. May in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for 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.