22 days in Philippines Itinerary

22 days in Philippines Itinerary

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22 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  1 h 30 min
3
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 15 min
5
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Auckland

5
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.
Get outdoors at Sabang Beach and Babuyan River. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagtabon Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock, and step off the mainland to explore Lu-Li Island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Princesa online trip planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland Central to Puerto Princesa, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Auckland Central in November: highs in Puerto Princesa hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Nagtabon Beach ©
Nagtabon Beach

2
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.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo Sugbo, then steep yourself in history at 1730 Jesuit House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple, then examine the collection at Casa Gorordo Museum, then contemplate the long history of Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, and finally get outside with Sky Adventure at Crown Regency Cebu.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cebu City planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

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Casa Gorordo Museum ©
Casa Gorordo Museum
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
1730 Jesuit House ©
1730 Jesuit House

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ilig Iligan Beach and Buruanga Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balinghai Beach and Crocodile Island. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bugtongbato Beach, make a trip to Willy's Rock, stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and browse the different shops at E Mall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Boracay online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Cebu City to Boracay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Cebu City in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Boracay: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

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Side Trips

Punta Bunga Beach, Buruanga Beach
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Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
Ilig Iligan Beach ©
Ilig Iligan Beach
Punta Bunga Beach ©
Punta Bunga Beach

5
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Visit Banol Beach and Atwayan Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Banana Island and Coral Garden. Go for a jaunt from Coron to Concepcion to see Pirate Divers Concepcion about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Coron Bay, explore the gorgeous colors at Skeleton Reef, and explore the activities along Kayangan Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coron visit planner.

Getting from Boracay to Coron by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Pirate Divers Concepcion
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Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach
Coron Bay ©
Coron Bay

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Marimegmeg Beach and Nacpan Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Hidden Beach and Matinloc Island. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll through Ipil Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Entalula Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the El Nido trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Coron to El Nido takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

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