19 days in Philippines & Bandar Seri Begawan Itinerary

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Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay, Philippines
— 3 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Coron
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Coron, Philippines
— 5 nights
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El Nido, Philippines
— 6 nights
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Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Manila, Philippines — 1 night

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.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manila online trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Manila is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Manila is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Manila is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Boracay.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife
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Boracay, Philippines — 3 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 1Boracay and Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Relax by the water at White Beach and Diniwid Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), enjoy the sand and surf at Bulabog Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Nursery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Boracay attractions app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Manila to Boracay takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Manila in January, you will find days in Boracay are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Coron.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Coron, Philippines — 5 nights

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Malbato Church and San Agustin Parish Church. Relax by the water at Kalitang Beach and Green Lagoon. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake, tour the pleasant surroundings at Banul Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas.

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Coron trip itinerary planner.

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 2nd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to El Nido.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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El Nido, Philippines — 6 nights

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.
Relax by the water at Nacpan Beach and Secret Lagoon Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, stroll through Seven Commando Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the activities along Big Lagoon.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our El Nido trip itinerary builder site.

Ride a ferry from Coron to El Nido in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Manila.
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Manila, Philippines — 1 night

Pearl of the Orient

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Ayala Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort San Antonio Abad, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, then take a stroll through Intramuros, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then stroll around Rizal Park.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Manila trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Manila takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bandar Seri Begawan.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam — 1 day

The capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan offers a variety of entertainment in a modern Islamic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Kampong Ayer - Venice of East, then admire the striking features of Istana Nurul Iman, then kick back and relax at Pantai Berakas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tanjung Batu Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bandar Seri Begawan trip maker.

Getting from Manila to Bandar Seri Begawan by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
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