51 days in Philippines Itinerary

51 days in Philippines Itinerary

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1
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 8 nights
2
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 6 nights
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 8 nights
4
Boracay
— 8 nights
5
Siargao Island
— 4 nights
6
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 5 nights
7
San Juan, Siquijor Island
— 2 nights
8
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 7 nights

8
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Lio Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Duli Beach and Marimegmeg Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Star Beach, step off the mainland to explore Pinagbuyutan Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Corong Corong Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Nido travel planning tool.

Porto, Portugal to El Nido is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Porto to El Nido due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

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

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palawan Heritage Center and Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum. Visiting Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sabang Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef, and sample the tasty concoctions at Palaweno Brewery.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Puerto Princesa trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from El Nido to Puerto Princesa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

8
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
You'll get in some beach time at Banol Beach and Green Lagoon. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Coron Bay. Step out of Coron to go to Busuanga Town and see Concepcion Falls, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Atwayan Beach, explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Garden, witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring, and identify plant and animal life at Skeleton Reef.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coron holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pass Island, Concepcion Falls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan 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 Dream Land Trick Art Museum and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Take a break from the city and head to Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Balinghai Beach. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay, don't miss a visit to Motag Living Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Luho.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Boracay vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Coron to Boracay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
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.
Visiting Dako Island and Magpupungko Beach will get you outdoors. Visit Alegria Beach and Caridad Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Sugba Lagoon, head off the coast to Mamon Island, make a trip to Cloud 9 Surfing Tower, and play a few rounds at Villa Maya Siargao Island Cloud 9..

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Siargao Island trip planner.

Fly from Boracay to Siargao Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Boracay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Siargao Island, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Dako Island ©
Dako Island
Sugba Lagoon ©
Sugba Lagoon
Magpupungko Beach ©
Magpupungko Beach

5
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Lapu Lapu ©
Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nalusuan Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary and Cebu Happy World Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary. Step out of Lapu Lapu to go to Cordova and see Gilutongan Island, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, head outdoors with NTJ Watersports Cebu, pause for some photo ops at Lapu Lapu Statue, and look for gifts at New Susing's Guitar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lapu Lapu tour planning site.

Fly from Siargao Island to Lapu Lapu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cordova, Mactan Island
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Nalusuan Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
San Vicente Marine Sanctuary ©
San Vicente Marine Sanctuary

2
nights
San Juan, Siquijor Island

San Juan ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): engage your brain at MARELLE’S SEASHELL MUSEUM- RESTAURANT & BAR- GIFT SHOP, take in the dramatic scenery at Lugnason Falls, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at Paliton Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Kanheron Ranch, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Cantabon Cave, thenexplore the activities along Caticugan Marine Sanctuary, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tubod Marine Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan online vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Lapu Lapu to San Juan with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Siquijor Island, Kanheron Ranch
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Lugnason Falls ©
Lugnason Falls
Scuba & Snorkeling
Paliton Beach ©
Paliton Beach

7
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 University of San Carlos Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carmelite Monastery Cebu City and BPI Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cebu City side-trips: Sibonga (Simala Parish Church & Monastery of the Holy Eucharist). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum, contemplate the long history of 1730 Jesuit House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Simala Shrine, and take an in-depth tour of Rizal Memorial Library and Museum Building.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cebu City travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from San Juan to Cebu City with the Route module. December in Cebu City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cebu Island, Mandaue, Sibonga
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Casa Gorordo Museum ©
Casa Gorordo Museum
University of San Carlos Museum ©
University of San Carlos Museum
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City ©
Carmelite Monastery Cebu City

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