31 days in Philippines Itinerary

31 days in Philippines Itinerary

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31 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 6 nights
Fly + Bus:  3 h
2
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
4
Boracay
— 6 nights
+2
Ferry + Bus + Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palawan Heritage Center and Princess Eulalia Park. Step out of the city life by going to Puerto Princesa Underground River and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sabang Beach, identify plant and animal life at Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, stroll through Pristine Beach, and look for gifts at Baker's Hill.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg to Puerto Princesa, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in February, expect Puerto Princesa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

2
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Basdaku Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Museo Sugbo and Yap Sandiego Ancestral House. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmelite Monastery Cebu City, see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, and contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Cebu City trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Moalboal
Highlights from your plan
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Scuba & Snorkeling
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City ©
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City

7
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Step off the beaten path and head to Banol Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Skeleton Reef. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Atwayan Beach, head off the coast to Pass Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Garden.

Plan trip to Coron with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Cebu City to Coron in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Busuanga Island
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan 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.
Take a break from the city and head to White Beach and Scotty's Action Sports Network, Inc. Boracay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. When in Boracay, make a side trip to see Buruanga Beach in Caticlan, approximately Caticlan away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Balinghai Beach, stroll through Punta Bunga Beach, don't miss a visit to Motag Living Museum, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boracay online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Boracay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Buruanga Beach, Punta Bunga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Marimegmeg Beach and Duli Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Matinloc Island. Change things up with a short trip to Fort Santa Isabel in Taytay (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Star Beach, step off the mainland to explore Simizu Island, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the activities along Big Lagoon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Nido travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Boracay to El Nido by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Fort Santa Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach

1
night
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 29th (Sat), examine the collection at Rizal Shrine, then admire all the interesting features of Fort Santiago, then wander the streets of Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manila vacation planning site .

You can fly from El Nido to Manila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Shrine ©
Rizal Shrine
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

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