49 days in Philippines Itinerary

49 days in Philippines Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Philippines sightseeing planner

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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 8 nights
Drive
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 8 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 10 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 7 nights
Fly
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Manila, Luzon
— 10 nights

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El Nido, Palawan Island

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon, contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Cabanas Beach. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Nido sightseeing planning tool.

Manila to El Nido is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:

Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

— 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Honda Bay and Tubbataha Reef. Get a sense of the local culture at Stellar Grounds and Palawan Heritage Center. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Baker's Hill, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robinsons Place Mall Palawan.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip itinerary builder.

Getting from El Nido to Puerto Princesa by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

— 8 nights
Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and NTJ Watersports Cebu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine and Magellan Shrine. There's much more to do: look for gifts at New Susing's Guitar, browse the different shops at Marina Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Vicente Marine Sanctuary, and contemplate the waterfront views at Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lapu Lapu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Princesa to Lapu Lapu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Lapu Lapu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cebu City.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 19:

Cebu City, Cebu Island

— 8 nights

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.
Basilica del Santo Nino and Colon Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Ayala Mall and SM Seaside City Cebu. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fort San Pedro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmelite Monastery Cebu City, explore the galleries of Museo Sugbo, and browse the different shops at Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cebu City trip planner.

Cebu City is just a stone's throw from Lapu Lapu. In October in Cebu City, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 27:

Boracay

— 10 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
1Boracay and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and White Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), explore the galleries of Dream Land Trick Art Museum, get outside with Scotty's Action Sports Network, Inc. Boracay, and stroll through Diniwid Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boracay trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cebu City to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 6:

Coron, Busuanga Island

— 7 nights
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Barracuda Lake. Malbato Church and San Agustin Parish Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, stroll through Banul Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Smith Beach, and take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coron online itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Coron in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Manila.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 13:

Manila, Luzon

— 10 nights

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Intramuros and Fort Santiago. Head to SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamallfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manila: Pinto Art Museum (in Antipolo City), Taguig City (Manila American Cemetery and Memorial & The Fort) and S Maison (in Pasay). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, browse the different shops at Robinsons Place Mall, shop like a local with Greenhills Shopping Center, and have fun at Power Plant Mall.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Manila driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Coron to Manila takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 23:

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.