32 days in Philippines Itinerary

32 days in Philippines Itinerary

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32 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Pagudpud, Luzon
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
Ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h
5
San Juan, Siquijor Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

5
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 in touch with nature at Sabang Beach and Tubbataha Reef. Relax by the water at Nagtabon Beach and Talaudyong Beach. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Palaweno Brewery, get engrossed in the history at Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum, and examine the collection at Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip planner .

Glasgow, UK to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Glasgow to Puerto Princesa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glasgow in December, things will get warmer in Puerto Princesa: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Pagudpud.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Nagtabon Beach ©
Nagtabon Beach

4
nights
Pagudpud, Luzon

Pagudpud ©
The laid-back coastal town of Pagudpud enchants tourists with its picturesque beaches and trendy resorts.
Take a break from the city and head to Saud Beach and La Paz Sand Dunes. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Augustine's Church and Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. Get out of town with these interesting Pagudpud side-trips: Paoay Church (in Paoay) and Museo Ilocos Norte (in Laoag). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kabigan Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Burayoc Point, and make a trip to Bangui Windmills.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pagudpud travel website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Princesa to Pagudpud in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Puerto Princesa in December, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Pagudpud. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Pagudpud

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paoay, Laoag, Bangui Windmills, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Highlights from your plan
Saud Beach ©
Saud Beach
Kabigan Falls ©
Kabigan Falls
La Paz Sand Dunes ©
La Paz Sand Dunes

4
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Take a break from the city and head to Banol Beach and Bulog Island. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atwayan Beach and Banana Island. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Garden and head off the coast to Coron Bay.

Plan my day in Coron using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pagudpud to Coron in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach
Banana Island ©
Banana Island

7
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Visit Marimegmeg Beach and Hidden Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Duli Beach and Matinloc Island. Step out of El Nido to go to Taytay and see Fort Santa Isabel, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Star Beach, head outdoors with Lio Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Taraw Cliff.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read El Nido sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Fort Santa Isabel
Highlights from your plan
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

4
nights
San Juan, Siquijor Island

San Juan ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lazi Convent and Kanheron Ranch. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Paliton Beach and Salagdoong Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from El Nido to San Juan. In December, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Siquijor Island, Lazi Convent, Kanheron Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Paliton Beach ©
Paliton Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lugnason Falls ©
Lugnason Falls

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Sugbo and Simala Shrine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Gorordo Museum and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Spas in Lapu Lapu (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod, take in nature's colorful creations at Sirao Flower Garden, stroll around Magellan's Park, and contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cebu City trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to Cebu City takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Spas, Simala Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House ©
Yap Sandiego Ancestral House
Casa Gorordo Museum ©
Casa Gorordo Museum
Spas

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