20 days in Philippines Itinerary

20 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 2 nights
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Boracay
— 4 nights
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Danao, Panglao Island
— 4 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 2 nights
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
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Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights

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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cebu City (Fort San Pedro, Basilica del Santo Nino, &more) and The Cebruery - Craft Beer Taproom (in Mandaue). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the history behind Magellan Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lapu Lapu trip itinerary planner.

Berlin, Germany to Lapu Lapu is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Berlin to Lapu Lapu, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall

4
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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.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and make a trip to Willy's Rock.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Boracay itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Lapu Lapu to Boracay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Danao.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

4
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Danao, Panglao Island

Danao ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Danao: Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc. (in Tawala) and Loboc (Mahogany Forest & Tarsier Conservation Area).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Danao tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Boracay to Danao with the Route module. October in Danao sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Danao

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:
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Alona Divers ©
Alona Divers
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Yoga Barn Panglao ©
Yoga Barn Panglao

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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.
On the 15th (Thu), Head underground at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Tubbataha Reef, contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay, and then stop by Baker's Hill.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Danao to Puerto Princesa with the Route module. October in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

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Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the activities along Barracuda Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Smith Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalitang Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Coron trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

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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.
On the 19th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Commando Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Las Cabanas Beach, explore the activities along Big Lagoon, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Secret Lagoon Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at El Nido Yoga.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the El Nido itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, visit Intramuros, then steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, then walk around Rizal Park, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Manila Ocean Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manila trip website.

Fly from El Nido to Manila in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In October in Manila, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

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