57 days in Philippines Itinerary

57 days in Philippines Itinerary

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57 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Rochester
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Boracay
— 10 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 9 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 15 min
5
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
Danao, Panglao Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 7 nights
Bus + Ferry:  5 h
8
Malapascua Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Rochester

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manila: Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno (in Las Pinas), Runway Manila (in Pasay) and Makati (Greenbelt Mall, Ayala Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Fort Santiago, explore the activities along Manila Bay, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Intramuros.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Manila trip maker site .

Rochester, USA to Manila is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Rochester to Manila due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Rochester in January, with highs in Manila at 86°F and lows at 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Makati, Taguig City, Pasay, Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

7
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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Hidden Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nacpan Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon.

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

Traveling by flight from Manila to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

10
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.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Motag Living Museum, head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island, and kick back and relax at White Beach.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boracay trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

9
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, step off the mainland to explore Coron Bay, and take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring.

To find out how to plan a trip to Coron, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Twin Lagoon ©
Twin Lagoon

7
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.
Spend the 22nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Underground River, enjoy the sand and surf at Sabang Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Thumbpeak, and explore the activities along Babuyan River.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Coron to Puerto Princesa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. February in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Danao.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

3
nights
Danao, Panglao Island

Danao ©
Danao is known for trails, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alona Beach, step off the mainland to explore Virgin Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Ka Mira Cave, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Danao road trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Princesa to Danao. In February, daytime highs in Danao are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Danao

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Virgin Island ©
Virgin Island
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach

7
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 out of town with these interesting Cebu City side-trips: Lapu Lapu (Lapu Lapu Statue, Magellan Shrine, & more), Pescador Island (in Moalboal) and Cebu Happy World Museum (in Cordova). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica del Santo Nino, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, enjoy breathtaking views from Tops Lookout, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cebu City vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Danao to Cebu City takes 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cebu City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Shopping Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lapu Lapu, Pescador Island, Cebu Happy World Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino

4
nights
Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Malapascua Island is known for wildlife, beaches, historic sites, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Guimbitayan Beach, head off the coast to Dakit-Dakit Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Langub Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Malapascua Island trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Cebu City to Malapascua Island in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Langub Beach ©
Langub Beach
Carnasa Island ©
Carnasa Island

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