11 days in Philippines Itinerary

11 days in Philippines Itinerary

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11 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Manila, Luzon
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Cebu City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h
End: New Delhi

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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.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manila holiday planner .

New Delhi, India to Manila is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Manila, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in April: highs in Manila hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros

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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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Manila to Puerto Princesa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April in Puerto Princesa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will leave for El Nido on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Outdoors Tours
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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.
Visit Nacpan Beach and Las Cabanas Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marimegmeg Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach, make a trip to Lio Tourism Estate, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the El Nido road trip planning app.

You can drive from Puerto Princesa to El Nido in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef and then stop by Baker's Hill.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Princesa route maker .

Drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Baker's Hill ©
Baker's Hill

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Cebu City

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Do your shopping at Ayala Mall and SM City Cebu. Explore Cebu City's surroundings by going to Hermit's Cove (in Aloguinsan) and Spas & Wellness (in Lapu Lapu). The adventure continues: browse the range of quality goods at Robinsons Galleria Cebu, examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, explore the world behind art at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art, and contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cebu City online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Cebu City are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Cebu City

Shopping Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hermit's Cove, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hermit's Cove
Hermit's Cove

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Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manila travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cebu City to Manila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping

Side Trip

Mall of Asia Arena
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Mall of Asia Arena ©
Mall of Asia Arena

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