18 days in Philippines Itinerary

18 days in Philippines Itinerary

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18 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+3
train + Fly + bus + ferry:  23​h 15​min
1
Boracay
— 8 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Tawala, Panglao Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  19​h
End: Exeter

8
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.
You'll get in some beach time at White Beach and Diniwid Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), kick back and relax at Bulabog Beach, don't miss a visit to Ariel's Point, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Boracay vacation app .

Exeter, UK to Boracay is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Philippines Time is 8 hours. January in Boracay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Nacpan Beach and Seven Commando Beach. Spend the 16th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Cabanas Beach, kick back and relax at Secret Lagoon Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our El Nido vacation maker .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Tawala.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Las Cabanas Beach ©
Las Cabanas Beach

1
night
Tawala, Panglao Island

Tawala ©
Ringed with shallow coral reefs and white sandy beaches, Tawala occupies the southeastern portion of Panglao Island, renowned for its premium snorkeling and dive spots.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Alona Beach, see the interesting displays at Nova Shells Museum, and then step off the mainland to explore Virgin Island. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Assumption Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Arko Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dumaluan Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tawala travel route builder site .

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Tawala takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January in Tawala, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Tawala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Panglao Island
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Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach
Virgin Island ©
Virgin Island

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Monastery of Saint Agustin, explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, and finally stroll around Rizal Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manila trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tawala to Manila takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

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