60 days in Palawan Island Itinerary

60 days in Palawan Island Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Puerto Princesa
— 19 nights
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Taytay
— 3 nights
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El Nido
— 16 nights
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Culion
— 5 nights
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Linapacan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Port Barton
— 7 nights
Drive
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Narra
— 6 nights
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Puerto Princesa — 19 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.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Honda Bay, stroll through Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village, see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nagtabon Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa trip planner.

Cagayan de Oro to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also travel. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Puerto Princesa when traveling from Cagayan de Oro in December, with lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taytay.
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Taytay — 3 nights

Taytay is known for historic sites, wildlife, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Taytay Dive Center, steep yourself in history at Fort Santa Isabel, see the vivid underwater world at Long Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Canique Falls.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Taytay trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Puerto Princesa to Taytay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Taytay can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to El Nido.
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El Nido — 16 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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Las Cabanas Beach, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Commando Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the El Nido travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Taytay to El Nido takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Culion.
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Culion — 5 nights

Culion is a third class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, consisting primarily of Culion Island as well as 41 minor surrounding islands. Culion is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Culion Museum and Archives, step off the mainland to explore Ditaytayan Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Culion trip website.

Explore your travel options from El Nido to Culion with the Route module. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Linapacan.
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Linapacan — 3 nights

Linapacan is an island municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines, with a fifth-class income classification. Linapacan is known for nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Ginto Island.

To find out how to plan a trip to Linapacan, use our trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Culion to Linapacan. You will leave for Port Barton on the 17th (Mon).
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Highlights from your trip

Port Barton — 7 nights

Port Barton is known for nature, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a walk through Pamuayan Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Papawyan Falls, and step off the mainland to explore Cacnipa Island.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Barton using our trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Linapacan to Port Barton. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Narra.
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Narra — 6 nights

Take a break from Narra with a short trip to Tabon Caves in Quezon, about 1h 35 min away.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Narra holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Port Barton to Narra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to 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