35 days in Philippines Itinerary

35 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 3 nights
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
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Cebu City
— 2 nights
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Siargao Island
— 4 nights
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Surigao City, Mindanao
— 3 nights
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Carmen
— 3 nights
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Cebu City
— 2 nights
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Boracay
— 3 nights
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Manila, Luzon
— 1 night

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Manila, Luzon

Manila ©

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 Manila's surroundings by going to Makati (Greenbelt Mall, Ayala Museum Artist Space, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Rizal Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Robinsons Place Mall, wander the streets of Intramuros, and look for gifts at The Manila Collectible Co..

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manila tour builder app.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Manila is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Christchurch to Manila. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in April: high temperatures in Manila hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

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Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
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 beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kayangan Lake, head off the coast to Malcapuya Island, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coron online day trip planner.

You can fly from Manila to Coron in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Malcapuya Island ©
Malcapuya Island

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El Nido, Palawan Island

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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach, stroll through Seven Commando Beach, explore the striking landscape at Taraw Cliff, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to El Nido, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Coron to El Nido takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

4
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©

City in the Forest

A convenient place to stay when exploring the island, the city of Puerto Princesa sits on the coast in the center of the landmass.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Tubbataha Reef, take in the dramatic natural features at Ugong Rock, look for gifts at Baker's Hill, and test your problem-solving skills at Freeing Palawan.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Drive from El Nido to Puerto Princesa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. April in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park ©
Puerto Princesa City Baywalk Park

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Cebu City

Cebu City ©

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Leah, then take in panoramic vistas at Tops Lookout, and then browse the different shops at Mango Square Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): shop like a local with Ayala Mall, look for gifts at SM City Cebu, and then explore the world behind art at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cebu City trip builder tool.

Fly from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Highlights from your plan
SM City Cebu ©
SM City Cebu
Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall
Tops Lookout ©
Tops Lookout

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Siargao Island

Siargao Island ©
A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
Siargao Island is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find your balance on the water with My Siargao Guide, head off the coast to Dako Island, look for gifts at Fat Lips Surfshop, and relax and rejuvenate at Esse Massage and Spa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Siargao Island trip planner.

Fly from Cebu City to Siargao Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Surigao City.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dako Island ©
Dako Island
Guyam Island ©
Guyam Island
Magpupungko Beach ©
Magpupungko Beach

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Surigao City, Mindanao

Surigao City ©
Surigao City, officially the City of Surigao, is located at the north-easternmost tip of Mindanao in the Philippines and the capital of the province of Surigao del Norte. Surigao City is known for beaches, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Silop Multi-Caves, explore the activities along Lake Mainit, examine the collection at Rock and Mineral Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Battle of Surigao Strait Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Surigao City trip tool.

Getting from Siargao Island to Surigao City by ferry takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. April in Surigao City sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carmen.

Things to do in Surigao City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mabua Pebble Beach ©
Mabua Pebble Beach
Lake Mainit ©
Lake Mainit

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Carmen

Carmen ©
Carmen is a in the province of, Philippines. Venture out of the city with trips to Loboc (Mahogany Forest, Tarsier Conservation Area, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, see Buenos Aires ATV Ride, get interesting insight from Sky's the Limit Hot Air Balloon Rides, and kick your exploration up a notch at Chocolate Hills Adventure Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carmen holiday site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Surigao City to Carmen. In April, daily temperatures in Carmen can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Carmen

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tarsier Conservation Area ©
Tarsier Conservation Area
Mahogany Forest ©
Mahogany Forest
Loboc River Cruise ©
Loboc River Cruise

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Cebu City

Queen City of the South

Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bugho Waterfalls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taoist Temple, get outside with Sky Adventure at Crown Regency Cebu, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santo Rosario Parish Church, then see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, and finally steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cebu City trip planner.

You can travel from Carmen to Cebu City in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

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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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Willy's Rock.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Boracay online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas
Highlights from your plan
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Ariel's Point ©
Ariel's Point
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Manila, Luzon

Manila ©

Pearl of the Orient

Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at National Museum, look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at De La Salle University.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Manila trip website.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Manila in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. While traveling from Boracay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Manila, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
SM Mall of Asia ©
SM Mall of Asia
National Museum ©
National Museum
De La Salle University ©
De La Salle University

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