10 days in Philippines Itinerary

10 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
3
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
5
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Chicago

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Small Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, explore the activities along Big Lagoon and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our El Nido online journey maker.

Chicago, USA to El Nido is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Chicago to El Nido due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, then take a stroll through Intramuros, then steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, and finally stroll around Rizal Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manila trip planner.

Getting from El Nido to Manila by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at White Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Manila to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. When traveling from Manila in May, plan for little chillier days in Boracay, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Tagbilaran City.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Wildlife Spas
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

1
night
Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island

Tagbilaran City ©
Tagbilaran, officially the City of Tagbilaran and sometimes referred to as Tagbilaran City, is a city in the Visayas group of islands in the Philippines. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Hinagdanan Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panglao Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Tagbilaran City road trip planning site.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Tagbilaran City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May in Tagbilaran City, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Tagbilaran City

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Dauis, Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Panglao Beach ©
Panglao Beach
Hinagdanan Cave ©
Hinagdanan Cave
Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): Head underground at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): stop by Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation and then explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa vacation planning app.

Getting from Tagbilaran City to Puerto Princesa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Puerto Princesa can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park ©
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation ©
Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation

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