19 days in Philippines Itinerary

19 days in Philippines Itinerary

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19 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Manila, Luzon
— Few hours
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Port Barton, Palawan Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
5
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
6
Cebu City
— Few hours
ferry:  2 h
7
Loboc
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
8
Siargao Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Sofia

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Manila, Luzon

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 14th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manila online trip maker .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Manila is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Manila is 6 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Sofia in January: high temperatures in Manila hover around 35°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Manila

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sabang Beach.

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You can fly from Manila to Puerto Princesa in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Princesa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Barton.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach

1
night
Port Barton, Palawan Island

Port Barton
To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Barton travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton takes 3 hours. On the 17th (Fri), you're off toEl Nido.

Things to do in Port Barton

Parks Nature Outdoors
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4
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

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.
To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Nido road trip planning app .

Getting from Port Barton to El Nido by car takes about 5 hours. You will leave for Coron on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Tours Parks
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3
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Escape the urban bustle at Banol Beach and Kayangan Lake. Discover out-of-the-way places like Atwayan Beach and Banana Island. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Smith Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Coron trip builder app .

Traveling by ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach
Banana Island ©
Banana Island

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Cebu City

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 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Santo Nino and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.

Plan trip to Cebu City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Coron to Cebu City in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cebu City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Loboc.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Museums
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Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino

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nights
Loboc

Loboc ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary and Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum. Popular historic sites such as St Peter's Church and Sta. Monica Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Loboc with an excursion to Dimiao Twin Falls in Dimiao--about 50 minutes away.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Loboc trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cebu City to Loboc takes 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Loboc are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Loboc

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sta. Monica Church, Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, Our Lady of Assumption Church, Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum, Dimiao Twin Falls
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Tarsier Conservation Area ©
Tarsier Conservation Area
Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum ©
Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum

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nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dako Island and Magpupungko Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Caridad Beach and Alegria Beach. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ni Cristo, head off the coast to Mamon Island, get great views at Cloud 9 Surfing Tower, and explore the fascinating underground world of Hagukan Cave.

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Traveling by flight from Loboc to Siargao Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. January in Siargao Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Magpupungko Beach ©
Magpupungko Beach
Dako Island ©
Dako Island
Taktak Falls ©
Taktak Falls

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