23 days in Philippines Itinerary

23 days in Philippines Itinerary

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23 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Puerto Princesa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Coron
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Siargao Island
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Carmen
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Oslob
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + ferry:  5​h 30​min
6
Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  5​h
7
Cebu City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
El Nido
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Manila
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Puerto Princesa

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.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River, take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, stop by Baker's Hill, and go for a walk through Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa visit planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Puerto Princesa due to the time zone difference. In February, Puerto Princesa is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

4
nights
Coron

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, contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Darala.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Coron trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Coron

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

3
nights
Siargao Island

Siargao Island ©
A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
Siargao Island is known for nature, adventure, beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Dako Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Hagukan Cave, head outdoors with Outdoor Adventures Siargao, and don't miss a visit to Cloud 9 Surfing Tower.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Siargao Island trip planner .

Getting from Coron to Siargao Island by flight takes about 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Siargao Island are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Carmen.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Dako Island ©
Dako Island
Naked Island ©
Naked Island
Guyam Island ©
Guyam Island

1
night
Carmen

Carmen ©
Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get great views at Hilltop 360 View Park, make a trip to Cambuyo Rice Terraces, and then explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Carmen driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Siargao Island to Carmen. In February, daytime highs in Carmen are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oslob.

Things to do in Carmen

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bohol Island
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Chocolate Hills Natural Monument ©
Chocolate Hills Natural Monument
Cambuyo Rice Terraces ©
Cambuyo Rice Terraces
Hilltop 360 View Park ©
Hilltop 360 View Park

1
night
Oslob

A vacation in Oslob offers a picture-perfect island paradise for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Oslob Cemetery, admire the sheer force of Tumalog Falls, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Oslob day trip planning tool .

Drive from Carmen to Oslob in 5 hours. In February in Oslob, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Oslob

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tumalog Falls ©
Tumalog Falls

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nights
Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
On the 23rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Langub Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Carnasa Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bounty Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Malapascua Island trip builder website .

You can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry from Oslob to Malapascua Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Langub Beach ©
Langub Beach
Bounty Beach ©
Bounty Beach

2
nights
Cebu City

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, then pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue, and then head outdoors with Ocean Gems Academy.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cebu City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Malapascua Island to Cebu City takes 5 hours. In February in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

3
nights
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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Hidden Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Commando Beach, and explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the El Nido tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Cebu City to El Nido takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

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

3
nights
Manila

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 1st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then stroll around Rizal Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno, contemplate the waterfront views at Manila Bay, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manila holiday planner .

You can fly from El Nido to Manila in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In February in Manila, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

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