16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

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16 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  3 h
1
Boracay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  3 h
2
El Nido
— 4 nights
Ferry:  4 h 30 min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 8 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: Manila, Luzon

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dude's Island Activities and Punta Bunga Beach. Get outdoors at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and White Beach. Go for a jaunt from Boracay to Caticlan to see Buruanga Beach about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Bulabog Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diniwid Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Boracay tour builder .

Manila to Boracay is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. When traveling from Manila in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Boracay, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Buruanga Beach, Punta Bunga Beach
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
El Nido

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marimegmeg Beach and Lio Beach. Get outdoors at Duli Beach and Star Beach. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Taraw Cliff, stroll through Nacpan Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our El Nido travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

8
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Get outdoors at Banol Beach and Atwayan Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Banana Island and Bulog Island. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Corn Youth Club Beach, step off the mainland to explore Pass Island, and stroll through Kalitang Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coron travel route planner .

Traveling by ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Busuanga Island
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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach

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