9 days in Philippines Itinerary

9 days in Philippines Itinerary

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9 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  13​h
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Boracay
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
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 11th (Wed): stop by Baker's Hill and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Underground River.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa vacation builder tool .

Bengaluru, India to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Philippines Time (PHT) is 2 hours. In December, Puerto Princesa is somewhat warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

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

2
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Reggae Dive Center has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lusong Gunboat Wreck, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake, and finally explore the activities along Twin Lagoon. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas and then identify plant and animal life at Reggae Dive Center.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Coron road trip site .

Getting from Puerto Princesa to Coron by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Coron

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Reggae Dive Center ©
Reggae Dive Center
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 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then walk around Rizal Park, and then meet the residents at Manila Ocean Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Montserrat Abbey, then contemplate the waterfront views at Manila Bay, then wander the streets of Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Coron to Manila in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December in Manila, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), kick back and relax at White Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Boracay online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Manila in December, you will find days in Boracay are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Small Lagoon and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the El Nido trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Boracay to El Nido by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon
Big Lagoon ©
Big Lagoon

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