10 days in Manila, Camotes Islands & Palawan Island Itinerary

10 days in Manila, Camotes Islands & Palawan Island Itinerary

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10 days in Manila, Camotes Islands & Palawan Island Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  7​h
1
Manila
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
San Francisco, Pacijan Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
3
El Nido
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Sabang
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Hanoi

1
night
Manila

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 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, look for gifts at SM Mall of Asia, and then get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Manila holiday planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Manila is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Hanoi to Manila, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hanoi in January, expect nights in Manila to be somewhat warmer, around 27°C, while days are much warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

SM Mall of Asia
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SM Mall of Asia ©
SM Mall of Asia
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

1
night
San Francisco, Pacijan Island

San Francisco
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Santiago White Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Manila to San Francisco in 7 hours. In January, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to do a combination of to El Nido.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santiago White Beach
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6
nights
El Nido

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hidden Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like Seven Commando Beach and Marimegmeg Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach, stroll through Payong-Payong Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and head off the coast to Snake Island (Vigan Island).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read El Nido itinerary planner.

Do a combination of from San Francisco to El Nido in 15.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sabang.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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night
Sabang

Sabang ©
On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Sabang Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Underground River.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sabang itinerary builder.

Getting from El Nido to Sabang by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February in Sabang, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Sabang

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Princesa Underground River
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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©

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