8 days in Philippines Itinerary

8 days in Philippines Itinerary

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8 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 night
2
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Manila, Luzon
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sat), see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Puerto Princesa Underground River.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa online attractions planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Puerto Princesa. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December; daily highs in Puerto Princesa reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to El Nido.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon and then stroll through Nacpan Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the El Nido online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Puerto Princesa to El Nido takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

2
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.
On the 18th (Wed), kick back and relax at Diniwid Beach, then stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at White Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Collection by Argonauta Boracay.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from El Nido to Boracay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In December, daytime highs in Boracay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): stroll around Fort Santiago, take a stroll through Intramuros, and then stroll around Rizal Park.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manila trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. Traveling from Boracay in December, you will find days in Manila are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

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