13 days in Philippines Itinerary

13 days in Philippines Itinerary

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13 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  20​h
1
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h
2
Boracay
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Carmen, Bohol Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Lazi
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
5
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 night
6
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Dublin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll around Fort Santiago, then stroll around Rizal Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Manila Ocean Park.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manila itinerary planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Manila is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Dublin in November, things will get warmer in Manila: highs are around 37°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Manila Ocean Park ©
Manila Ocean Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and then examine the collection at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island, kick back and relax at White Beach, and then get your game on at Virtual World.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Boracay trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manila in November: highs in Boracay hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Carmen.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

1
night
Carmen, Bohol Island

Carmen ©
Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape, then don't miss a visit to Cambuyo Rice Terraces, and then explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmen road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boracay to Carmen. In November, daily temperatures in Carmen can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lazi.

Things to do in Carmen

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bohol Island
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Chocolate Hills Natural Monument ©
Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape ©
Cambuyo Rice Terraces ©
Cambuyo Rice Terraces

1
night
Lazi

Lazi ©
Lazi is a in the province of, Philippines. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Old Enchanted Balete Tree, take in the dramatic scenery at Lugnason Falls, then steep yourself in history at Lazi Convent, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cambugahay Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lazi trip planning tool .

You can drive from Carmen to Lazi in 5.5 hours. November in Lazi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Lazi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siquijor Island
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Cambugahay Falls ©
Cambugahay Falls
Lugnason Falls ©
Lugnason Falls
Old Enchanted Balete Tree ©
Old Enchanted Balete Tree

1
night
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 7th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock and then contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lazi to Puerto Princesa. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Nature Parks
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Ugong Rock ©
Ugong Rock

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Las Cabanas Beach. The adventure continues: stroll through Nacpan Beach and explore the activities along Big Lagoon.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Nido tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Puerto Princesa to El Nido by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

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