22 days in Philippines Itinerary

22 days in Philippines Itinerary

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22 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
3
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Tawala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Loay, Bohol Province
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Iloilo City, Panay Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  4​h 30​min
7
Boracay
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at San Agustin Church, take a stroll through Intramuros, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manila journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Manila is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Manila is 13 hours. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Manila to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Makati
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San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Manila Cathedral ©
Manila Cathedral

3
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Smith Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Atwayan Beach and explore the activities along Kayangan Lake.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Coron trip planner.

Getting from Manila to Coron by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach
Smith Beach ©
Smith Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marimegmeg Beach and Kraken El Nido. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Small Lagoon. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Cabanas Beach and contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Nido trip builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Tawala.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Kraken El Nido ©
Kraken El Nido

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alona Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tawala road trip planning site .

You can fly from El Nido to Tawala in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Tawala are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Loay.

Things to do in Tawala

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Alona Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach

3
nights
Loay, Bohol Province

Loay ©
Loay is a in the province of, Philippines located at the mouth of the Loboc River. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Clarin Ancestral House, then get to know the resident critters at Xzootic Animal Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Dimiao Twin Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Loay tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tawala to Loay in an hour. In March in Loay, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will leave for Iloilo City on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Loay

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dimiao Twin Falls, Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
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Xzootic Animal Park ©
Xzootic Animal Park
The Clarin Ancestral House ©
The Clarin Ancestral House

2
nights
Iloilo City, Panay Island

Iloilo City ©
The last Spanish colonial capital in the country, Iloilo City boasts numerous European-style architectural highlights, a wealth of historical attractions, and a developing reputation as a nightlife and entertainment capital.
To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Iloilo City trip itinerary site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Loay to Iloilo City. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Boracay.

Things to do in Iloilo City

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Looc Bay Marine Refuge and Sanctuary
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Santa Barbara Church ©
Santa Barbara Church
St Anne Parish Church ©
St Anne Parish Church
Casa Real de Iloilo ©
Casa Real de Iloilo

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.
Get in touch with nature at White Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get some cultural insight at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), stroll through Bulabog Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at E Mall, and don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Boracay online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Iloilo City to Boracay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

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

1
night
Manila, Luzon

Manila ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Quiapo Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manila day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from Boracay in March, you will find days in Manila are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites
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Plaza de Santa Isabel ©
Plaza de Santa Isabel

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