32 days in Philippines Itinerary

32 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
— 5 nights
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Bus to Clark International, Fly to San Vicente, Taxi to El Nido
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
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Taxi to San Vicente, Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 8 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 7 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Mactan–Cebu, Bus to Lapu Lapu
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 5 nights
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Manila, Luzon

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at Pinto Art Museum and Ateneo Art Gallery. Fort Santiago and Manila Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manila: Greenbelt Mall (in Makati), Sining Kamalig (in Quezon City) and Greenhills Shopping Center (in San Juan). There's still lots to do: stop by SM Mall of Asia, take a stroll through Intramuros, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, and examine the collection at National Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Manila trip planner.

Corella to Manila is an approximately 24.5-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 3 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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Big Lagoon will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Nacpan Beach and Seven Commando Beach. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Small Lagoon, stroll through Las Cabanas Beach, and head outdoors with Lio Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our El Nido online holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Manila to El Nido takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and White Beach. Relax by the water at Diniwid Beach and Tambisaan Beach. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, buy something for everyone on your list at City Mall, stroll through Boracay Waters, and kick back and relax at Ilig Iligan Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boracay trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June in Boracay, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 7 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Visit Kalitang Beach and Banul Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayangan Lake. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Atwayan Beach, and look for gifts at Makulit Shop.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coron trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Honda Bay. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbataha Reef, stop by Baker's Hill, explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock, and take an in-depth tour of Palawan Heritage Center.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Coron to Puerto Princesa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica del Santo Nino and Taoist Temple are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Magellan's Cross and Virgen dela Regla National Shrine. Explore Lapu Lapu's surroundings by going to Cebu City (Ayala Mall, Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, &more). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by New Susing's Guitar, buy something for everyone on your list at Gaisano Mall, and don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lapu Lapu trip builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Puerto Princesa to Lapu Lapu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In June in Lapu Lapu, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.