17 days in Philippines Itinerary

17 days in Philippines Itinerary

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17 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  24​h
1
Boracay
— 5 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Ariel's Point, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Luho, and enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boracay tour itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Boracay is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Philippines Time (PHT) is 8 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in January, with highs in Boracay at 30°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the activities along Small Lagoon and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Big Lagoon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the El Nido trip itinerary website .

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 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Baker's Hill and then explore the fascinating underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock and then contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip app .

You can drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. February in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Shopping
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Baker's Hill ©
Baker's Hill

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring, identify plant and animal life at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, and step off the mainland to explore Coron Bay.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Coron attractions planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Twin Lagoon ©
Twin Lagoon

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then walk around Rizal Park, then take a stroll through Intramuros, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manila trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Coron to Manila in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 9th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

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