9 days in Philippines Itinerary

9 days in Philippines Itinerary

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9 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
1
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  7​h 15​min
3
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
4
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon


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1
night
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.
You've now added FAB to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): join in the after-dark buzz at FAB.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Manila vacation builder site .

In November in Manila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Manila

Nightlife Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros

2
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Lapu Lapu ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Magellan Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at San Vicente Marine Sanctuary and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lapu Lapu sightseeing website .

Getting from Manila to Lapu Lapu by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple
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San Vicente Marine Sanctuary ©
San Vicente Marine Sanctuary
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan Shrine ©
Magellan Shrine

3
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Duli Beach and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Star Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and then stroll through Marimegmeg Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for El Nido using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Lapu Lapu to El Nido takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

2
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Atwayan Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Banol Beach and Smith Beach. There's still lots to do: stop by Makulit Shop.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coron trip itinerary maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from El Nido to Coron in 4.5 hours. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach

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