31 days in Philippines Itinerary

31 days in Philippines Itinerary

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31 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
1
Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 7 nights
Ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Boracay
— 7 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Tawala, Panglao Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Intramuros and Manila Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as San Agustin Church and Casa Manila are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: walk around Fort Santiago, examine the collection at Money Museum, take an in-depth tour of San Agustin Church and Museum, and browse the different shops at Robinsons Place Mall.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Manila. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Circuit Lane
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Robinsons Place Mall ©
Robinsons Place Mall
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

7
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Sunken Japanese Wrecks. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Garden, take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring, and kick back and relax at Kalitang Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Coron trip planner.

You can fly from Manila to Coron in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Garden ©
Coral Garden
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Small Lagoon. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nacpan Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Commando Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the El Nido day trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and White Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Dream Land Trick Art Museum. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the different shops at D'Mall, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Balinghai Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay attractions app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Punta Bunga Beach
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
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 a sense of the local culture at Basilica del Santo Nino and Colon Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate Magellan's Cross and Fort San Pedro. Get out of town with these interesting Cebu City side-trips: Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan, & more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Ayala Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmelite Monastery Cebu City, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, and look for gifts at SM City Cebu.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cebu City trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Tawala.

Things to do in Cebu City

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

4
nights
Tawala, Panglao Island

Tawala ©
Ringed with shallow coral reefs and white sandy beaches, Tawala occupies the southeastern portion of Panglao Island, renowned for its premium snorkeling and dive spots.
Get some cultural insight at Our Lady of Assumption Church and St Augustine's Church. You'll get in some beach time at Alona Beach and Doljo Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary in Corella (about 48 minutes away).

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tawala trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Cebu City to Tawala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tawala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach

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