9 days in Philippines Itinerary

9 days in Philippines Itinerary

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9 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  7​h
1
Manila
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
San Francisco, Pacijan Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Puerto Princesa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Boracay
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  9​h 45​min
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.
On the 26th (Thu), stroll through Manila Ocean Park, get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, and then admire the landmark architecture of San Agustin Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manila trip builder.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Manila is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Philippines Time is 1 hour. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Hanoi in January: highs in Manila hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Manila Ocean Park ©
Manila Ocean Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

1
night
San Francisco, Pacijan Island

San Francisco ©
For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder.

Getting from Manila to San Francisco by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. In January, daytime highs in San Francisco are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.
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Buho Rock ©
Buho Rock

3
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.
Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum and City Baywalk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Baker's Hill and Sabang Beach. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Puerto Princesa Underground River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and explore the gorgeous colors at Tubbataha Reef.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from San Francisco to Puerto Princesa takes 7.5 hours. January in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

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

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 31st (Tue): browse the different shops at E Mall, then stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and then kick back and relax at Diniwid Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bulabog Beach, then don't miss a visit to Willy's Rock, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and finally stroll through White Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Boracay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Puerto Princesa to Boracay takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boracay

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

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