11 days in Philippines Itinerary

11 days in Philippines Itinerary

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11 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
Manila, Luzon
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Port Barton, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Manila, Luzon
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila day trip planning site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Manila is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Manila is 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in March, with highs in Manila at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

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Intramuros ©
Intramuros

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Palawan Heritage Center and then stroll through Nagtabon Beach. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Puerto Princesa Underground River.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Manila to Puerto Princesa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. March in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Barton.

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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Nagtabon Beach ©
Nagtabon Beach
Palawan Heritage Center ©
Palawan Heritage Center

2
nights
Port Barton, Palawan Island

Port Barton ©
On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to German Island.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Barton online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Port Barton

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Mangrove River
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Boayan Island ©
Boayan Island

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.
Get outdoors at Nacpan Beach and Matinloc Island. Discover out-of-the-way places like Marimegmeg Beach and Simizu Island. When in El Nido, make a side trip to see Fort Santa Isabel in Taytay, approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Entalula Island, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the El Nido online journey planner .

You can drive from Port Barton to El Nido in 4.5 hours. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Fort Santa Isabel
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Atwayan Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coron online route planner .

Getting from El Nido to Coron by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Coron

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Skeleton Reef ©
Skeleton Reef

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Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of San Agustin Church and Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rizal Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manila trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Coron to Manila takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
San Agustin Church and Museum ©
San Agustin Church and Museum

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