34 days in Philippines Itinerary

34 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Drive
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Danao, Panglao Island
— 7 nights
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 6 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 8 nights
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Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Mactan–Cebu, Taxi to Lapu Lapu
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 6 nights
Bus to Mactan–Cebu, Fly to Manila

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Manila, Luzon

Pearl of the Orient

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 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, then walk around Rizal Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Manila Ocean Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Rizal Monument, take a stroll through Intramuros, then see the interesting displays at Museo Filipino Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manila trip maker.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Manila. In December in Manila, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Danao.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

7
nights
Danao, Panglao Island

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Danao: Loboc (Tarsier Conservation Area & Mahogany Forest), Sta. Monica Church (in Alburquerque) and Philippine Tarsier Recreation Inc. (in Tawala).

Planning Danao trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Manila to Danao takes 25.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Danao can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Danao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 17:

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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 18th (Fri): stop by Baker's Hill and then explore the activities along Honda Bay. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum, see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, and then take in the waterfront at Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park.

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Getting from Danao to Puerto Princesa by car takes about 48 hours. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

3
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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.
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Payong-Payong Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the El Nido day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to El Nido takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

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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.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Malcapuya Island, explore the activities along Barracuda Lake, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coron tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 28:

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Boracay

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Dedicate the 31st (Thu) to wine at VTA Boracay. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Diniwid Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Luho, and step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boracay route builder website.

Getting from Coron 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 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 5:

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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: The Cebruery - Craft Beer Taproom (in Mandaue) and Cebu City (Taoist Temple, Ayala Mall, &more). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Ocean Gems Academy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine, and pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lapu Lapu day trip tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Boracay to Lapu Lapu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Boracay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lapu Lapu, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 11:

Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.