29 days in Philippines Itinerary

29 days in Philippines Itinerary

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29 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  2 h 45 min
2
Boracay
— 6 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
5
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Danao, Panglao Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
7
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nacpan Beach, step off the mainland to explore Pinasil Island, and kick back and relax at Seven Commando Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our El Nido online route planner.

Toronto, Canada to El Nido is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors 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: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Ariel's Point, and step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island.

Plan my day in Boracay using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In mars, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

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

6
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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas, take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring, and explore the activities along Kayangan Lake.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coron travel route tool.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

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

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, explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef, contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay, and examine the collection at Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Coron to Puerto Princesa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in mars, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay

4
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lapu Lapu: Cebu City (Magellan's Cross, Basilica del Santo Nino, &more).

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lapu Lapu trip itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Lapu Lapu in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. mars in Lapu Lapu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Danao.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Cebu City, NTJ Watersports Cebu
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

3
nights
Danao, Panglao Island

Danao ©
Danao is known for trails, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alona Beach, step off the mainland to explore Virgin Island, Head underground at Ka Mira Cave, and kick back and relax at Dumaluan Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Danao trip planner.

Getting from Lapu Lapu to Danao by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in mars, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Danao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Virgin Island ©
Virgin Island
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach

1
night
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
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 28th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park and then walk around Rizal Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Danao to Manila. In mars, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

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