9 days in Philippines Itinerary

9 days in Philippines Itinerary

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9 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
1
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balinghai Beach and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Step out of Boracay with an excursion to Buruanga Beach in Caticlan--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: get outside with Scotty's Action Sports Network, Inc. Boracay, see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay, buy something for everyone on your list at E Mall, and make a trip to Motag Living Museum.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Boracay day trip planning site .

Manila to Boracay is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Manila in November, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Buruanga Beach, Punta Bunga Beach
Highlights from your plan
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
Punta Bunga Beach ©
Punta Bunga Beach
Motag Living Museum ©
Motag Living Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Duli Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marimegmeg Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Matinloc Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Star Beach.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the El Nido trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Monkey Beach and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Palaweno Brewery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa day trip planning tool .

Drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palaweno Brewery ©
Palaweno Brewery

3
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kalitang Beach and Banana Island. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, kick back and relax at Atwayan Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Smith Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coron trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach
Smith Beach ©
Smith Beach

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