57 days in Ilocos Sur Province, Ilocos Norte Province & Palawan Province Itinerary

57 days in Ilocos Sur Province, Ilocos Norte Province & Palawan Province Itinerary

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Fly to Laoag International Airport, Drive to Vigan
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Vigan
— 7 nights
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Laoag
— 3 nights
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Pagudpud
— 5 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 13 nights
Ferry
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 12 nights
Drive
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Port Barton, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 12 nights
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Vigan

— 7 nights
One of the best-preserved Spanish colonial towns in the country, Vigan has been made a World Heritage Site.
Get out of town with these interesting Vigan side-trips: Santa Maria Church (in Santa Maria) and St John de Sahagun Church (in Candon City). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Crisologo, visit Vigan Heritage Village, enjoy breathtaking views from Bantay Church Bell Tower, and take in the history at Tirad Pass.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Vigan fast, fun, and easy.

Toronto, Canada to Vigan is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time is 13 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Vigan at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Laoag.

Things to do in Vigan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Laoag

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Laoag: La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc Church (in Badoc) and St Augustine's Church (in Paoay).

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Laoag itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Vigan to Laoag takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pagudpud.

Things to do in Laoag

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Pagudpud

— 5 nights
The laid-back coastal town of Pagudpud enchants tourists with its picturesque beaches and trendy resorts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pagudpud: Kapurpurawan Rock Formation (in Burgos), Bangui Windmills (in Bangui) and Inawayan Falls (in Adams). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Saud Beach, make a trip to Aqua Grande, take in the dramatic natural features at Burayoc Point, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kabigan Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pagudpud planner.

Traveling by car from Laoag to Pagudpud takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pagudpud can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Pagudpud

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 13 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring, and contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coron trip planning website.

Getting from Pagudpud to Coron by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 12 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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, stroll through Nacpan Beach, and head off the coast to Snake Island (Vigan Island).

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Nido trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Barton.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Port Barton, Palawan Island

— 3 nights
Port Barton is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head off the coast to Cacnipa Island, make a trip to Pamuayan Waterfalls, and admire the sheer force of Bigaho Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Barton trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from El Nido to Port Barton in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Port Barton

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

— 12 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.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Honda Bay, identify plant and animal life at Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, look for gifts at Baker's Hill, and wander the streets of Stellar Grounds.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa day trip planning website.

Getting from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa by car takes about 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Ilocos Sur Province travel guide

3.6
Historic Walking Areas · Zoos · Observation Decks

Ilocos Norte Province travel guide

3.7
Landmarks · Geologic Formations · Beaches
Stretching along coast at the Philippines' northern tip, Ilocos Norte Province boasts beaches of many colors--from black and brown to brilliant white. Tourist attractions in Ilocos Norte Province include beach resorts, colonial buildings, and food tours. Visit a World Heritage-listed Roman Catholic church and a huge bell tower sinking into sandy soil an inch every year. Roam colorful streets of coastal cities under palm trees, and see a museum and mausoleum of the former president. Take the opportunity to try bagoong--fish paste fermented in burnay jars.

Palawan Province travel guide

4.2
Bodies of Water · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Philippines’ Last Frontier
One of the most coveted tourist destinations in the Philippines for eco-tourists and those wishing to get away from city life, Palawan Province offers a variety of virgin beaches and lush rainforest vegetation sheltering untouched wildlife. Pristine beaches with turquoise waters and lagoons offer great opportunities for swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling, while a number of spectacular karst formations fringed with tropical vegetation hide many limestone caves. A tour of Palawan Province usually includes a visit to the famous UNESCO-protected underground river and a reef marine park, or trekking to a lake atop a volcano crater. The island also includes a wildlife sanctuary with indigenous and exotic beasts, as well as a crocodile farm amid the mangroves. A number of natural science museums and Baroque Catholic churches add a cultural dimension to any Palawan Province holiday.