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
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 5 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  19​h
End: Exeter

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balinghai Beach and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at White Beach and Bulabog Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), tour the pleasant surroundings at Diniwid Beach, don't miss a visit to Ariel's Point, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boracay journey builder .

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 changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Philippines Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

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

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duli Beach and Star Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marimegmeg Beach and Nacpan Beach. Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Las Cabanas Beach, head off the coast to Matinloc Island, stroll through Hidden Beach, and explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Nido vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Banol Beach and San Agustin Parish Church. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Atwayan Beach and Kalitang Beach. Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Coron Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Garden.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Coron trip simple and quick.

Traveling by ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach
Coron Bay ©
Coron Bay

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.
On the 21st (Tue), walk around Fort Santiago, wander the streets of Intramuros, then stroll around Rizal Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Rizal Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manila route planner .

You can fly from Coron to Manila in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January in Manila, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros
National Museum ©
National Museum
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

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