16 days in Philippines Itinerary

16 days in Philippines Itinerary

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16 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Santiago de Compostela
+2
train + bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Boracay
— 4 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Santiago de Compostela

1
day
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

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.
On the 28th (Sat), stop by Baker's Hill and then contemplate the waterfront views at Puerto Princesa Underground River.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa sightseeing planning website .

Santiago de Compostela, Spain to Puerto Princesa is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Philippines Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Santiago de Compostela in December, things will get much hotter in Puerto Princesa: highs are around 36°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Nature Parks Shopping
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Baker's Hill ©
Baker's Hill

5
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, beaches, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the natural beauty of Maquinit Hot Spring, contemplate the waterfront views at Barracuda Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coron vacation planner .

Getting from Puerto Princesa to Coron by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Tapyas ©
Mt Tapyas

4
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.
Boracay is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, nightlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), kick back and relax at White Beach, make a trip to Willy's Rock, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Boracay route maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Scuba & Snorkeling
White Beach ©
White Beach

2
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Small Lagoon and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lagoon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nacpan Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the El Nido online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to El Nido takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nacpan Beach ©
Nacpan Beach
Small Lagoon ©
Small Lagoon

2
nights
Manila, Luzon

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 9th (Thu), stroll around Fort Santiago, then walk around Rizal Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Intramuros, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Agustin Church.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manila trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from El Nido to Manila in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park

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