59 days in Philippines Itinerary

59 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 11 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 7 nights
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Fly to Mactan–Cebu, Bus to New Maya Port, Ferry to Malapascua Island
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Malapascua Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Maya, Bus to Lapu Lapu
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 11 nights
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Taxi to Mactan–Cebu, Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 13 nights
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Ferry to Caticlan, Bus to Kalibo, Fly to El Nido
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 6 nights
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Manila, Luzon
— 5 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island

— 11 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayangan Lake. Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Lagoon, head off the coast to Coron Bay, kick back and relax at Banul Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coron holiday planning site.

Milan, Italy to Coron is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Milan to Coron. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

— 7 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.
Attractions like Honda Bay and Sabang Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park, kick back and relax at Nagtabon Beach, explore the activities along Babuyan River, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip itinerary website.

Getting from Coron to Puerto Princesa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Malapascua Island

— 4 nights
Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Logon Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Langub Beach, step off the mainland to explore Dakit-Dakit Island, steep yourself in history at Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary, and enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Malapascua Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Puerto Princesa to Malapascua Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

— 11 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.
Bring the kids along to Basilica del Santo Nino and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Lapu Lapu side-trips: Cebu City (Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Magellan's Cross, &more) and Gilutongan Island (in Cordova). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue, explore the activities along Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary, and get outside with Ocean Gems Academy.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lapu Lapu day trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Malapascua Island to Lapu Lapu takes 6.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Lapu Lapu can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Boracay

— 13 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Bring the kids along to White Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, don't miss a visit to Motag Living Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Boracay holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Lapu Lapu in March, plan for slightly colder days in Boracay, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

El Nido, Palawan Island

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Nacpan Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Big Lagoon, relax and rejuvenate at El Nido Yoga, kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hidden Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the El Nido sightseeing planner.

Getting from Boracay to El Nido by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fort Santiago and Manila Ocean Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manila: Makati (Ayala Triangle Gardens, Greenbelt Mall, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Rizal Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manila Cathedral, look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Filipino Intramuros.

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Traveling by flight from El Nido to Manila takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. March in Manila sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.