31 days in Philippines Itinerary

31 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
— 3 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 7 nights
Ferry
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 7 nights
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Fly to Mactan–Cebu, Bus to New Maya Port, Ferry to Malapascua Island
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Malapascua Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Maya, Bus to Cebu City
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 5 nights
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Manila, Luzon

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manila: Makati (Ayala Triangle Gardens & Greenbelt Mall). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, stroll around Rizal Park, and appreciate the history behind Rizal Monument.

Before you visit Manila, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Los Angeles, USA to Manila is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Manila. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Manila, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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Coron, Busuanga Island

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: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Lagoon, head off the coast to Malcapuya Island, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Coron itinerary planning site.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 13:

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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 Secret Lagoon Beach, head off the coast to Snake Island (Vigan Island), and contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Nido trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 20:

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Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Malapascua Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Langub Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Logon Beach, and steep yourself in history at Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Malapascua Island online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from El Nido to Malapascua Island in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

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Cebu City, Cebu Island

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Lapu Lapu (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall, and take in the views from Mandaue-Mactan Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cebu City tour itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Malapascua Island to Cebu City in 6 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cebu City are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

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.
Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Honda Bay, head off the coast to Lu-Li Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Sabang Beach, and stop by Baker's Hill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Princesa trip builder tool.

Getting from Cebu City to Puerto Princesa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 31:

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.