31 days in Palawan Island Itinerary

31 days in Palawan Island Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Puerto Princesa
— 12 nights
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Taytay
— 3 nights
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Culion
— 1 night
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El Nido
— 13 nights
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Puerto Princesa — 12 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.
Immaculate Conception Cathedral and Stellar Grounds are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Tubbataha Reef and Ugong Rock. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Honda Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nagtabon Beach, head off the coast to Cowrie Island, and kick back and relax at Sabang Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip maker tool.

Baghdad, Iraq to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Baghdad to Puerto Princesa is 5 hours. While traveling from Baghdad, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Puerto Princesa, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Taytay.
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Taytay — 3 nights

Get outdoors at Taytay Dive Center and Sila Island.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Taytay trip website.

Getting from Puerto Princesa to Taytay by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Culion.
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Culion — 1 night

Culion is a third class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, consisting primarily of Culion Island as well as 41 minor surrounding islands. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Culion Museum and Archives and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Culion travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Taytay to Culion. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to El Nido.
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El Nido — 13 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nacpan Beach and Small Lagoon. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Las Cabanas Beach and Hidden Beach. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Snake Island (Vigan Island), kick back and relax at Payong-Payong Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon.

Plan my trip to El Nido with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Culion to El Nido. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Palawan Island travel guide

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Beaches · Bodies of Water · National Parks
Philippines’ Last Frontier; Tha (Spaniards’) Land of Promise