31 days in Philippines Itinerary

31 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines route planner

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Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
Fly
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Danao, Panglao Island
— 8 nights
Drive
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Boracay
— 7 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 6 nights
Fly

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Manila, Luzon

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manila: Makati (Greenbelt Chapel, Ayala Triangle Gardens, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park, stroll around Rizal Park, and take a stroll through Intramuros.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manila online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Ukraine, the closest major aiports are Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. January in Manila sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to El Nido.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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El Nido, Palawan Island

— 2 nights

Heaven on Earth

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 (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nacpan Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Big Lagoon, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Cabanas Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the El Nido tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Manila to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or ride a ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

— 4 nights
Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Explore Lapu Lapu's surroundings by going to Cebu City (Fort San Pedro, Casa Gorordo Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Ocean Gems Academy, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Vicente Marine Sanctuary, and admire the masterpieces at Cebu Happy World Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lapu Lapu itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Lapu Lapu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Danao.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Danao, Panglao Island

— 8 nights
Danao is known for wildlife and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alona Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Tarsier Botanika, soothe aching muscles at Yoga Barn Panglao, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dumaluan Beach.

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Traveling by car from Lapu Lapu to Danao takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Danao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Boracay

— 7 nights
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, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at White Beach, stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), make a trip to Motag Living Museum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Boracay trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Danao to Boracay in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Danao in January, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
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Coron, Busuanga Island

— 6 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, kick back and relax at Green Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Banul Beach.

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

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Philippines travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.