22 days in Philippines Itinerary

22 days in Philippines Itinerary

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22 days in Philippines Itinerary

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

5
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Step off the beaten path and head to Banol Beach and Banana Island. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Coron Bay. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Atwayan Beach, head off the coast to Siete Pecados, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, and stop by Makulit Shop.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coron online itinerary planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Coron is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Auckland to Coron. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum and Palawan Environmental Enforcement Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Puerto Princesa Underground River and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, stroll through Sabang Beach, kick back and relax at Pristine Beach, and look for gifts at Baker's Hill.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Coron to Puerto Princesa in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River

3
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Gorordo Museum and Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod and Magellan's Cross will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Cebu City to Lapu Lapu to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Sugbo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santo Rosario Parish Church, browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino, and contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cebu City travel planner.

Getting from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Casa Gorordo Museum ©
Casa Gorordo Museum
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral

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.
Get some cultural insight at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. We've included these beaches for you: Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and White Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balinghai Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Ilig Iligan Beach, and take a peaceful walk through Mangrove Nursery.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Boracay itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
White Beach ©
White Beach

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Duli Beach and Entalula Island. Visit Marimegmeg Beach and Nacpan Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Hidden Beach, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the El Nido trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach

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