Route & dates
Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly: 3 h 30 min
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island— Few hours
Fly: 1 h 30 min
Coron, Busuanga Island— 2 nights
Ferry: 4 h 15 min
El Nido, Palawan Island— 2 nights
Fly: 3 h 45 min
End: Manila, Luzon
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
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.Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Pristine Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Tubbataha Reef.
To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip planning site.
Manila to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Puerto Princesa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Coron.
Things to do in Puerto Princesa
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Coron, Busuanga Island
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Green Lagoon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Darala, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, and then take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring.
For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Coron vacation planner.
Getting from Puerto Princesa to Coron by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to El Nido.
Things to do in Coron
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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.Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Small Lagoon and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, explore the activities along Big Lagoon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nacpan Beach.
For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our El Nido visit planning website.
Traveling by ferry from Coron to El Nido takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in El Nido
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