43 days in Philippines Itinerary

43 days in Philippines Itinerary

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43 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Boracay
— 8 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
5
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + ferry:  8​h 45​min
6
Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  5​h
7
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Danao, Panglao Island
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Seattle

7
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Bangkong Kahoy Valley. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Intramuros and National Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manila: Parish Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary (in Antipolo City) and Candaba Bird Sanctuary (in Baliuag). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, explore the activities along Manila Bay, and take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila visit website .

Seattle, USA to Manila is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Seattle to Manila, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in January: high temperatures in Manila hover around 86°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Makati, Parish Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary, Santo Domingo Church and Convent, Candaba Bird Sanctuary, SM Mall of Asia
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Big Lagoon. You'll get in some beach time at Nacpan Beach and Seven Commando Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, stroll through Duli Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the El Nido holiday planning website .

Fly from Manila to El Nido in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

8
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sinag Village. Step out of the city life by going to Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Scuba & Snorkeling. And it doesn't end there: stroll through White Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bugtongbato Beach, step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island, and make a trip to Ariel's Point.

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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 January, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

8
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Kayangan Lake. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kalitang Beach and Smith Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see the vivid underwater world at Coral Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Atwayan Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, and step off the mainland to explore Coron Bay.

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

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Coral Garden ©
Coral Garden
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake

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.
Get in touch with nature at Puerto Princesa Underground River and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sabang Beach, identify plant and animal life at Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, stop by Baker's Hill, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pristine Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Princesa attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Coron to Puerto Princesa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach

2
nights
Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Langub Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Guimbitayan Beach and Bounty Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Logon Beach, step off the mainland to explore Carnasa Island, and steep yourself in history at Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Malapascua Island trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Puerto Princesa to Malapascua Island in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) 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

4
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.
Visit Hermit's Cove and Vano Public Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ocean Gems Academy. Explore Cebu City's surroundings by going to Cebu Happy World Museum (in Cordova) and Spas (in Lapu Lapu). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, take a stroll through Colon Street, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cebu City day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Malapascua Island to Cebu City takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Danao.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lapu Lapu, Cebu Happy World Museum, Hermit's Cove
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

4
nights
Danao, Panglao Island

Get some cultural insight at Nova Shells Museum and St Augustine's Church. Visiting Alona Beach and Dumaluan Beach will get you outdoors.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Danao trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Cebu City to Danao by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in February, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Danao

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Baclayon Church, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach

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