32 days in Philippines Itinerary

32 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
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Boracay
— 6 nights
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 7 nights
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 4 nights
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Manila, Luzon
— 4 nights

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Sabang Beach and Nagtabon Beach. Get outdoors at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, take an in-depth tour of Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum, and look for gifts at Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa travel planning website.

Valletta, Malta to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Valletta in December: high temperatures in Puerto Princesa hover around 36°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

5
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 get in some beach time at Banol Beach and Atwayan Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Coron Bay and Pass Island. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Banana Island, kick back and relax at Kalitang Beach, and stop by Makulit Shop.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coron travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
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Coron Bay ©
Coron Bay
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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.
Shop till you drop at D' Talipapa Market and D'Mall. Visiting White Beach and Boracay Waters will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Balinghai Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulabog Beach, and get outside with Scotty's Action Sports Network, Inc. Boracay.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Boracay trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In January, daytime highs in Boracay are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 11:
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Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach

7
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marimegmeg Beach and Star Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nacpan Beach and Las Cabanas Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach, step off the mainland to explore Entalula Island, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Hidden Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the El Nido travel planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach

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Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Gorordo Museum and University of San Carlos Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Pescador Island. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, stop by ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, and examine the collection at Museo Sugbo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cebu City using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Cebu City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Cebu City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:
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Casa Gorordo Museum ©
Casa Gorordo Museum
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod ©
Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod

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Manila, Luzon

Manila ©

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pinto Art Museum and Mall of Asia Arena. Museo Orlina and Ayala Museum Artist Space will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Nuvali (in Santa Rosa), Greenbelt Mall (in Makati) and Maginhawa Food Park (in Quezon City). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Glorietta, stroll around Fort Santiago, and take a stroll through Intramuros.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manila trip tool.

Fly from Cebu City to Manila in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. January in Manila sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 26:
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Mall of Asia Arena ©
Mall of Asia Arena
Pinto Art Museum ©
Pinto Art Museum
Museo Orlina ©
Museo Orlina

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