22 days in Philippines Itinerary

22 days in Philippines Itinerary

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22 days in Philippines Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  23​h 45​min
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
bus + Fly + ferry:  3​h 15​min
Boracay
— 7 nights
ferry + Fly:  5​h 15​min
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
Newark

2
days
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 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church, then steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, then take a stroll through Intramuros, and finally explore the striking landscape of Rizal Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Manila Bay and then meet the residents at Manila Ocean Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manila trip itinerary maker.

Newark, USA to Manila is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Manila, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in June, with highs in Manila at 91°F and lows at 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Boracay.

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Rizal Park
Manila Bay ©
Manila Bay
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Fort Santiago

6
days
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.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Luho, step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island, and stroll through White Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boracay custom trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry from Manila to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
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.
On the 28th (Thu), see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sabang Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Princesa itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to El Nido.

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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

3
days
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.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Lagoon Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read El Nido sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to El Nido takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Coron.

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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
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Small Lagoon

5
days
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Spend the 5th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Garden.

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Fly from El Nido to Coron in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Barracuda Lake ©
Barracuda Lake
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Twin Lagoon

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