22 days in Philippines Itinerary

22 days in Philippines Itinerary

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22 days in Philippines Itinerary

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

3
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.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Underground River, contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay, take in the waterfront at Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the 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. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Philippines Time (PHT) is 13 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in avril: high temperatures in Puerto Princesa hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, then don't miss a visit to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Ocean Gems Academy, then appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue, and then steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cebu City route planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in avril, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach, stroll through Las Cabanas Beach, and explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Nido road trip planner.

Fly from Cebu City to El Nido in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

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

6
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 Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), stroll through Bulabog Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Willy's Rock.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in avril, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can 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

4
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: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, head off the coast to Coron Bay, stop by Makulit Shop, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Coron trip maker app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): walk around Rizal Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, take a stroll through Intramuros, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Gabriela Silang Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Ayala Triangle Gardens, then browse the different shops at Greenbelt Mall, and then browse the different shops at Glorietta.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Makati road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Coron to Makati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. In avril, daytime highs in Makati are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Makati

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Manila
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

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