17 days in Philippines Itinerary

17 days in Philippines Itinerary

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17 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  3​h 30​min
3
Boracay
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
5
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Cairo

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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring the underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Honda Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, and identify plant and animal life at Tubbataha Reef.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa journey planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in August: highs in Puerto Princesa hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

2
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
On the 12th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, and then see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, appreciate the history behind Magellan Shrine, appreciate the history behind Lapu Lapu Statue, then steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, and finally steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cebu City trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. August in Cebu City sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
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Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

4
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.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Willy's Rock, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boracay trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Boracay sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 18th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, explore the activities along Small Lagoon and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the El Nido trip 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

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

5
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Spend the 20th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, head off the coast to Siete Pecados, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coron vacation site .

Traveling by ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4.5 hours. On the 24th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Coron

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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

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