26 days in Philippines Itinerary

26 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  11 h
1
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
3
El Nido
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Puerto Princesa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Boracay
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 30 min
6
Danao, Panglao Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
9
Culion
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Sydney

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, thenwalk around Rizal Park, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Manila Bay, thentake some stellar pictures from Malate Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, and finally wander the streets of Intramuros.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manila vacation builder app.

Sydney, Australia to Manila is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Manila is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Manila when traveling from Sydney in January, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

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.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring, explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, and head off the coast to Malcapuya Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Coron trip planner.

Getting from Manila to Coron by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Twin Lagoon ©
Twin Lagoon

3
nights
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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach, explore the activities along Big Lagoon, stroll through Las Cabanas Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the El Nido trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

2
nights
Puerto Princesa

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.
On the 11th (Tue), stop by Baker's Hill and then Head underground at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock and then contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Nido to Puerto Princesa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Nature Parks Shopping
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Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Baker's Hill ©
Baker's Hill

5
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.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, stroll through Balinghai Beach, make a trip to Ariel's Point, and step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Boracay online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Boracay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Puerto Princesa, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Boracay, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Danao.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Danao, Panglao Island

Danao ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of Our Lady of Assumption Church, thenhead off the coast to Virgin Island, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Alona Beach, and finally stroll through Dumaluan Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Tarsier Botanika, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Augustine's Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Danao day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Boracay to Danao. Traveling from Boracay in February, expect nights in Danao to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Danao

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Scuba & Snorkeling
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:
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Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, thencontemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and finally appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cebu City itinerary builder site.

Getting from Danao to Cebu City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

1
night
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, and then meet the residents at Manila Ocean Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Intramuros, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Malate Church.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manila trip app.

You can fly from Cebu City to Manila in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Culion.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

1
night
Culion

Culion ©
Culion is a third class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, consisting primarily of Culion Island as well as 41 minor surrounding islands. On the 24th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church and then examine the collection at Culion Museum and Archives.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Culion trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Manila to Culion. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culion

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Culion Museum and Archives ©
Culion Museum and Archives

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