16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

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16 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Boracay
— 5 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
4
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Spend the 17th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach, stroll through Hidden Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the El Nido trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to El Nido is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to El Nido. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

5
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, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), stroll through White Beach, head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Luho.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay vacation app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to 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, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, and stop by Makulit Shop.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coron trip planner .

Getting from Boracay to Coron by combination of ferry and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Nature Parks Outdoors
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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.
On the 29th (Sun), look for gifts at Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Underground River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa route planner .

Getting from Coron to Puerto Princesa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Nature Parks Shopping
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation ©
Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation

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