23 days in Philippines Itinerary

23 days in Philippines Itinerary

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23 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  19​h
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 night
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Boracay
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Tawala, Panglao Island
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
7
Banaue, Luzon
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
8
Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
9
Malilipot, Luzon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
On the 12th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Sabang Beach, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Palaweno Brewery, and then take an in-depth tour of Palawan Heritage Center.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa sightseeing planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Puerto Princesa due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Palawan Heritage Center ©
Palawan Heritage Center

2
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.
On the 14th (Wed), kick back and relax at Duli Beach, stroll through Star Beach, and then get outside with Lio Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido route planner .

Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to El Nido takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach
Lio Beach ©
Lio Beach

3
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Step out of the city life by going to Banol Beach and Atwayan Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coral Garden and Banana Island. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Smith Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at San Agustin Parish Church, head off the coast to Pass Island, and explore the gorgeous colors at Skeleton Reef.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coron trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by ferry from El Nido to Coron takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Pass Island
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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Coral Garden ©
Coral Garden
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach

3
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 Dude's Island Activities and Ilig Iligan Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church and Tambisaan Beach. Go for a jaunt from Boracay to Caticlan to see Buruanga Beach about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a stroll through Sinag Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balinghai Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at E Mall.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Boracay day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Buruanga Beach
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Ilig Iligan Beach ©
Ilig Iligan Beach
Dude's Island Activities ©
Dude's Island Activities
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach

2
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Lapu Lapu ©
On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Nalusuan Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Vano Public Beach, then contemplate the long history of Magellan Shrine, and finally examine the collection at Casa Gorordo Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then identify plant and animal life at San Vicente Marine Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Lapu Lapu trip website .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Lapu Lapu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. August in Lapu Lapu sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tawala.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nalusuan Island Resort and Marine Sanctuary, Casa Gorordo Museum
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Casa Gorordo Museum ©
Casa Gorordo Museum

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), head off the coast to Isola di Francesco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Assumption Church, then stroll through Doljo Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bohol Python and Wildlife Park. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Arko Beach, see the interesting displays at Nova Shells Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Augustine's Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panglao Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tawala day trip planner .

You can drive from Lapu Lapu to Tawala in 5 hours. In August in Tawala, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Banaue.

Things to do in Tawala

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Panglao Beach, Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum, Bohol Python and Wildlife Park
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Doljo Beach ©
Doljo Beach
Bohol Python and Wildlife Park ©
Bohol Python and Wildlife Park
Panglao Beach ©
Panglao Beach

3
nights
Banaue, Luzon

Banaue ©
Surrounded by aesthetically pleasing and historically important rice terraces, the town of Banaue brings in many visitors each day, drawn to its World Heritage-listed agricultural sites.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tappiyah Falls and Hapao Rice Terraces. Step out of the city life by going to Tenogtog Waterfalls and Guihob Natural Pool. Change things up with a short trip to Bayyo Rice Terraces in Bontoc (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Batad Rice Terraces, make a trip to Tam-an Village, explore and take pictures at Nungulunan Rice Terraces, and get engrossed in the history at Banaue Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Banaue online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Tawala to Banaue takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Tawala in August, expect Banaue to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Banaue

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bayyo Rice Terraces, Tenogtog Waterfalls
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Tappiyah Falls ©
Tappiyah Falls
Batad Rice Terraces ©
Batad Rice Terraces
Bayyo Rice Terraces ©
Bayyo Rice Terraces

2
nights
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa ©
Santa Rosa is a city in the province of Laguna, Philippines. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine and Museo Orlina. Get some cultural insight at Rizal Shrine and Museo de Sta Rosa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Rosa: Marian Orchard (in Balete), Mount Makiling (in Los Banos) and Apolinario Mabini Shrine (in Tanauan City). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Bangkong Kahoy Valley, tee off at The Orchard Golf & Country Club, buy something for everyone on your list at Solenad, and relax in the rural setting at Fun Farm at Sta. Elena.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Rosa online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Banaue to Santa Rosa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Banaue in August, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Rosa: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Malilipot.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bangkong Kahoy Valley, Rizal Shrine, The Orchard Golf & Country Club, Marian Orchard, Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine
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Bangkong Kahoy Valley ©
Bangkong Kahoy Valley
Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine ©
Saint Padre Pio Parish and Shrine
Museo Orlina ©
Museo Orlina

2
nights
Malilipot, Luzon

Malilipot ©
Malilipot, officially the '', is a of the Philippines in the province of in the of the Philippines. You've now added Mount Mayon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Mayon, pause for some serene contemplation at San Lorenzo Church, then step off the mainland to explore Vanishing Island, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Busay Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Malilipot trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Rosa to Malilipot. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Malilipot

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Lorenzo Church, Japanese War Tunnels, Mount Mayon, Vanishing Island
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Vanishing Island ©
Vanishing Island
Busay Falls ©
Busay Falls
Japanese War Tunnels ©
Japanese War Tunnels

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