18 days in Philippines Itinerary

18 days in Philippines Itinerary

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18 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Train + Fly:  28 h
1
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 6 nights
Ferry:  3 h 30 min
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  4 h 30 min
3
Boracay
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  9 h 45 min
4
Tawala, Panglao Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Bristol

6
nights
El Nido, Palawan Island

El Nido ©
The coastal region of El Nido includes a mainland area of jungle, beaches, and cliffs, as well as 45 limestone islands and islets.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Nacpan Beach and Nacpan Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Marimegmeg Beach and Duli Beach. The adventure continues: have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, head off the coast to Entalula Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hidden Beach, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read El Nido day trip planning app

Bristol, UK to El Nido is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Philippines Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Marimegmeg Beach ©
Marimegmeg Beach
Duli Beach ©
Duli Beach
Star Beach ©
Star Beach

4
nights
Coron, Busuanga Island

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Get in touch with nature at Banol Beach and Banana Island. Explore hidden gems such as Coron Bay and Skeleton Reef. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Atwayan Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Garden.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Coron journey maker

Traveling by flight from El Nido to Coron takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Coral Garden ©
Coral Garden
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Atwayan Beach ©
Atwayan Beach

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Balinghai Beach and Diniwid Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ilig Iligan Beach and Punta Bunga Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), tour the pleasant surroundings at White Beach, browse the different shops at E Mall, and delve into the lush surroundings at Mangrove Nursery.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Boracay trip planner

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Coron to Boracay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Tawala.

Things to do in Boracay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Punta Bunga Beach
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Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
White Beach ©
White Beach

2
nights
Tawala, Panglao Island

Ringed with shallow coral reefs and white sandy beaches, Tawala occupies the southeastern portion of Panglao Island, renowned for its premium snorkeling and dive spots.
On the 4th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then kick back and relax at Alona Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Baclayon Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of San Jose, then kick back and relax at Dumaluan Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tarsier Botanika.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tawala trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boracay to Tawala. While traveling from Boracay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tawala, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tawala

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Cathedral of San Jose, Baclayon Church
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Dumaluan Beach ©
Dumaluan Beach

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