9 days in Manila, Boracay & Palawan Island Itinerary

9 days in Manila, Boracay & Palawan Island Itinerary

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9 days in Manila, Boracay & Palawan Island Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  7​h
1
Manila
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Puerto Princesa
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Hanoi

2
nights
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): admire the landmark architecture of San Agustin Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Manila Bay, and then get in on the family fun at Enchanted Kingdom. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Rizal Park, surround yourself with nature on Manila Ocean Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila travel itinerary 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. While traveling from Hanoi, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Manila, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. You'll set off for Boracay on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Manila

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Enchanted Kingdom
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through White Beach and then buy something for everyone on your list at E Mall. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bulabog Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, then stroll through Diniwid Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Boracay travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry from Manila to Boracay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or ride a ferry. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Boracay

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach
Diniwid Beach ©
Diniwid Beach

4
nights
Puerto Princesa

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 in touch with nature at Puerto Princesa Underground River and Tubbataha Reef. Get a sense of the local culture at Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum and Plaza Cuartel. Change things up with a short trip to Sabang Beach in Sabang (about 1:10 hours away). There's much more to do: stop by ASIANO Arts and Crafts, get to know the fascinating history of City Baywalk, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robinsons Place Mall Palawan.

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

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Boracay to Puerto Princesa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Shopping Nature
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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River

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