25 days in Philippines Itinerary

25 days in Philippines Itinerary

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25 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
Boracay
— 6 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
5
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
6
Makati, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Spend the 1st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach, stroll through Seven Commando Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our El Nido trip itinerary planner .

San Francisco, USA to El Nido is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to El Nido is 16 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

6
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), have some family-friendly fun at Virtual World, head off the coast to Crystal Cove Island, and stroll through Diniwid Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Boracay online day trip planner .

Getting from El Nido to Boracay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

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
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cebu City side-trips: Lapu Lapu (Magellan Shrine, Lapu Lapu Statue, & more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cebu City road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Cebu City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lapu Lapu
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Scuba & Snorkeling
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

3
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 13th (Wed) exploring the underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Honda Bay, take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Tubbataha Reef, and stop by Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daytime highs in Puerto Princesa are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

6
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 16th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring, head off the coast to Cheron Island, and see the vivid underwater world at Coral Garden.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coron trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Makati.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

2
nights
Makati, Luzon

Makati ©
One of the 16 cities of the metropolitan area surrounding the capital, Makati stands as the financial hub of the country, possessing a large number of towering office buildings and the main trading floor of the stock exchange.
On the 22nd (Fri), walk around Rizal Park, stroll around Fort Santiago, then take a stroll through Intramuros, and finally explore the world behind art at San Agustin Church. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Runway Manila, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park, then take in the architecture and design of De La Salle University, and finally browse the different shops at Greenbelt Mall.

Plan trip to Makati with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Coron to Makati in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Makati can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Makati

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Manila, Runway Manila
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

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