29 days in Philippines Itinerary

29 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
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Boracay
— 4 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Siargao Island
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Siargao Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Camiguin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Port Barton, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
Fly

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Boracay — 4 nights

All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
We've included these beaches for you: Balinghai Beach and Lapuz-Lapuz Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Boracay Eclipse Dive Center and 1Boracay. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilig Iligan Beach, find something for the whole family at Happy Dreamland Theme Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and don't miss a visit to Motag Living Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Boracay trip itinerary maker tool.

Cape Town, South Africa to Boracay is an approximately 26.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in December, Boracay is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Siargao Island.
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Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Side Trip
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Siargao Island — 3 nights

A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
Step out of the city life by going to Palaka Siargao Dive Center and Magpupungko Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dako Island and Cloud 9 Surfing Tower. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Naked Island and explore the fascinating underground world of Hagukan Cave.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Siargao Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Siargao Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Boracay, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Siargao Island, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Camiguin.
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Camiguin — 2 nights

Born of Fire

Get in touch with nature on a vacation in Camiguin, a peaceful Philippine island known for the many volcanoes that dot its verdant landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at White Island, trek along Walkway to the Old Volcano and Via Cruces, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Macao Cold Springs. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Camiguin Island and then step off the mainland to explore Mantigue Island.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Camiguin sightseeing planner.

Fly from Siargao Island to Camiguin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Puerto Princesa.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sabang Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Nagtabon Beach and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tubbataha Reef, look for gifts at Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation, and get engrossed in the history at Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Princesa itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Camiguin to Puerto Princesa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Barton.
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Port Barton, Palawan Island — 2 nights

On the 19th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Papawyan Falls and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Inaladelan Island Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Barton trip planning website.

Drive from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to El Nido.
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El Nido, Palawan Island — 7 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.
Visit Marimegmeg Beach and Star Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Lio Beach and Entalula Island. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Pinagbuyutan Island, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Duli Beach, and stroll through El Nido Airport Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the El Nido itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Port Barton to El Nido takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Coron.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 27:

Coron, Busuanga Island — 5 nights

Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Coron Bay and Pass Island. Get outdoors at Banana Island and Banul Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Atwayan Beach, head off the coast to Bulog Island, kick back and relax at Smith Beach, and explore the activities along Kayangan Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coron road trip planning tool.

Getting from El Nido to Coron by ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

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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