35 days in Philippines Itinerary

35 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
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Cebu City
— 2 nights
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Siargao Island
— 4 nights
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Surigao City, Mindanao
— 3 nights
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Carmen
— 3 nights
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Cebu City
— 2 nights
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Boracay
— 3 nights
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Manila, Luzon
— 1 night

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Santiago and San Agustin Church. Get some historical perspective at Intramuros and Malate Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manila: PAR Motorrad (in Taguig City) and Makati (Ayala Museum Artist Space & Greenbelt Mall). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral, observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park, look for gifts at The Manila Collectible Co., and walk around Rizal Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manila trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Manila is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST) is minus 4 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in April; daily highs in Manila reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Scuba / Snorkeling
OceanZoneExplorers
5.0
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Historic Site
Fort Santiago
4.1
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World heritage site
Intramuros
3.6

3
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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kayangan Lake and Twin Lagoon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Malbato Church and San Agustin Parish Church. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, step off the mainland to explore Siete Pecados, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Garden, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coron trip planner.

Getting from Manila to Coron by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Mountain
Mt Tapyas
4.5
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Water Body
Kayangan Lake
4.6
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Hot Spring
Maquinit Hot Spring
3.9

3
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El Nido, Palawan Island

El Nido ©

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.
Visiting Nacpan Beach and Las Cabanas Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Small Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Commando Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Lagoon Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the El Nido day trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Coron to El Nido takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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Beach
Nacpan Beach
4.5
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Water Body
Small Lagoon
4.6
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Water Body
Big Lagoon
4.7

4
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Plaza Cuartel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum and Stellar Grounds. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbataha Reef, stop by Baker's Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, and head off the coast to Cowrie Island.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 16:
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2
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Cebu City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a stroll through Colon Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmelite Monastery Cebu City, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Leah, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tops Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue, contemplate the long history of Magellan Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen dela Regla National Shrine, then look for gifts at SM City Cebu, and finally admire the masterpieces at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cebu City online trip maker.

You can fly from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Cebu City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Religious Site
Temple of Leah
3.0

4
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Siargao Island

Siargao Island ©
A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
Step out of the city life by going to Guyam Island and Dako Island. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ni Cristo, take in the dramatic scenery at Taktak Falls, don't miss a visit to Cloud 9 Surfing Tower, and head outdoors with Sugba Lagoon.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Siargao Island attractions planner.

Fly from Cebu City to Siargao Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April in Siargao Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Surigao City.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:
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Island
Dako Island
4.6
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Outdoor Activity
Sugba Lagoon
4.1

3
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Surigao City, Mindanao

Surigao City ©
Surigao City, officially the City of Surigao, is located at the north-easternmost tip of Mindanao in the Philippines and the capital of the province of Surigao del Norte. Get in touch with nature at Silop Multi-Caves and Lake Mainit. Take a break from Surigao City with a short trip to Togonan Falls in Mainit, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Battle of Surigao Strait Museum and enjoy the sand and surf at Mabua Pebble Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Surigao City online route planner.

Getting from Siargao Island to Surigao City by journey takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In April, daytime highs in Surigao City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Carmen on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Surigao City

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:
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Water Body
Lake Mainit
4.5
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Waterfall
Togonan Falls
3.1

3
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Carmen

Carmen ©
Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. Your inner history buff will appreciate San Vicente Ferrer Church and St Peter's Church. Step out of the city life by going to Chocolate Hills Natural Monument and Tarsier Conservation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Carmen: Calape Plaza (in Calape) and Loboc (Loboc River Cruise & Mahogany Forest). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Sky's the Limit Hot Air Balloon Rides, admire the natural beauty at Bohol Habitat Conservation Center, explore and take pictures at Hilltop 360 View Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Loboc Wildlife & Nature Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carmen day trip website.

Explore your travel options from Surigao City to Carmen with the Route module. In April, daytime highs in Carmen are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Carmen

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:
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Boat Tour
Loboc River Cruise
3.3
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Religious Site
St Peter's Church
2.2

2
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Cebu City

Cebu City ©

Queen City of the South

Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, and then see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino. On your second day here, get outside with Ocean Gems Academy, pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue, appreciate the history behind Magellan Shrine, then contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Rosario Parish Church, and finally admire the sheer force of Bugho Waterfalls.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cebu City trip planner.

You can travel from Carmen to Cebu City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can travel. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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Historic Site
Fort San Pedro
3.6
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Historic Site
Magellan's Cross
3.5
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Specialty Museum
Basilica del Santo Nino
4.4

3
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at VTA Boracay and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Get outdoors at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Crocodile Island. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, make a trip to Willy's Rock, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boracay online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Must see
White Beach
4.3

1
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Manila, Luzon

Manila ©

Pearl of the Orient

On the 4th (Tue), examine the collection at National Museum, then see the interesting displays at Rizal Shrine, then steep yourself in history at Casa Manila, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at De La Salle University.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Manila trip planner.

Getting from Boracay to Manila by combination of ferry and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. While traveling from Boracay, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Manila, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Find places to stay May 4 — 5:
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Specialty Museum
National Museum
4.1
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Historic Site
Casa Manila
4.3
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Specialty Museum
Rizal Shrine
4.3

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