34 days in Philippines Itinerary

34 days in Philippines Itinerary

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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
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Fly to Kalibo, Bus to Caticlan, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 7 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Francisco B. Reyes
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 6 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly to Mactan–Cebu, Bus to Lapu Lapu
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 4 nights
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Danao, Panglao Island
— 3 nights
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Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
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Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
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El Nido, Palawan Island

— 3 nights

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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Big Lagoon, enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach, and stroll through Seven Commando Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the El Nido travel planner.

Chicago, USA to El Nido is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 14 hours traveling from Chicago to El Nido due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:

Boracay

— 7 nights
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, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bulabog Beach, and don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boracay tour itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 5 — 12:

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 6 nights
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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Malcapuya Island, explore the activities along Twin Lagoon, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Coron driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 12 — 18:

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

— 3 nights

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.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, take in the waterfront at Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park, look for gifts at Baker's Hill, and explore the activities along Honda Bay.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip itinerary site.

Getting from Coron to Puerto Princesa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in May, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

— 4 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lapu Lapu side-trips: Cebu City (Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, Taoist Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at San Vicente Marine Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine, and head outdoors with Ocean Gems Academy.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lapu Lapu road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Princesa to Lapu Lapu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Lapu Lapu can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Danao.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Danao, Panglao Island

— 3 nights
Danao is known for wildlife and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Alona Beach, admire the striking features of Our Lady of Assumption Church, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and step off the mainland to explore Isola di Francesco.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Danao online trip planner.

Getting from Lapu Lapu to Danao by car takes about 4.5 hours. In May in Danao, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Danao

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

Manila, Luzon

— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): walk around Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, take a stroll through Intramuros, then explore the activities along Manila Bay, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manila trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Danao to Manila takes 25.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in May, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 28 — 31:

Manila, Luzon

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Ayala Triangle Gardens and then browse the different shops at Robinsons Place Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Malate Church, make a trip to Greenbelt Chapel, and then look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manila trip builder website.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

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.