9 days in Philippines Itinerary

9 days in Philippines Itinerary

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9 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  27​h
1
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Newark

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marimegmeg Beach and Matinloc Island. Get outdoors at Nacpan Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Star Beach, stroll through Duli Beach, head off the coast to Simizu Island, and explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our El Nido travel route planning tool .

Newark, USA to El Nido is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to El Nido, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

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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 20th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, don't miss a visit to Casa Manila, then contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, then wander the streets of Intramuros, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manila trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Manila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in January, and nighttime lows around 74°F. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Ayala Museum
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Casa Manila ©
Casa Manila

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