21 days in Philippines Itinerary

21 days in Philippines Itinerary

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21 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  22​h
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Boracay
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Makati, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for gifts at Baker's Hill and then explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock and then explore the activities along Honda Bay.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa online trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Toronto to Puerto Princesa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get much hotter in Puerto Princesa: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Shopping
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Ugong Rock ©
Ugong Rock

3
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapu Lapu (Lapu Lapu Statue & Virgen dela Regla National Shrine). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, get your game on at LaserBlitz, and shop like a local with Ayala Mall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cebu City trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lapu Lapu, LaserBlitz
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

2
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Small Lagoon and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the El Nido trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cebu City to El Nido takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

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, nightlife, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach, stroll through White Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Boracay travel app .

Getting from El Nido to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

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

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, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Coron Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coron trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Boracay to Coron by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Makati.

Things to do in Coron

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

2
nights
Makati, Luzon

Makati ©
One of the 16 cities of the metropolitan area surrounding the capital, Makati stands as the financial hub of the country, possessing a large number of towering office buildings and the main trading floor of the stock exchange.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Gabriela Silang Monument, contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, then take a stroll through Intramuros, and finally walk around Rizal Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Ayala Triangle Gardens and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Makati vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Coron to Makati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Makati

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Manila
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

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