45 days in Philippines Itinerary

45 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Manila, Luzon
— 5 nights
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Coron, Busuanga Island
— 8 nights
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 5 nights
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Danao, Panglao Island
— 3 nights
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Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 5 nights
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Malapascua Island
— 3 nights
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Boracay
— 8 nights
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El Nido, Palawan Island
— 5 nights

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Manila, Luzon

Manila ©

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Get out of town with these interesting Manila side-trips: Makati (Greenbelt Mall & Ayala Triangle Gardens), Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno (in Las Pinas) and Spas (in San Juan). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Fort Santiago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park, stroll around Rizal Park, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila road trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Manila is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Philippine Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you will find days in Manila are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
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Park
Rizal Park
3.9
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Historic Site
Fort Santiago
4.1
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World heritage site
Intramuros
3.6

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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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Kayangan Lake, see the vivid underwater world at Coral Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalitang Beach.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coron trip website.

Traveling by flight from Manila to Coron takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Kayangan Lake
4.6
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.3
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Water Body
Barracuda Lake
4.5

5
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island

Puerto Princesa ©

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, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock, and see the vivid underwater world at Tubbataha Reef.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Princesa day trip planning website.

You can fly from Coron to Puerto Princesa in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or ride a ferry. December in Puerto Princesa sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Danao.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Honda Bay
3.7
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Geologic Formation
Ugong Rock
4.2

3
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Danao, Panglao Island

Danao ©
Danao is known for wildlife and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Alona Beach, step off the mainland to explore Isola di Francesco, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan a Danao trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Princesa to Danao. In December, daily temperatures in Danao can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Danao

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Alona Beach
2.9
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6
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Island
Virgin Island
2.7

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Cebu City, Cebu Island

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Explore Cebu City's surroundings by going to Cebu Happy World Museum (in Cordova) and Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Spas, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple, make a trip to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple, and steep yourself in history at Magellan's Cross.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cebu City day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Danao to Cebu City with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.7
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Specialty Museum
Basilica del Santo Nino
4.4

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Malapascua Island

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Malapascua Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Langub Beach, step off the mainland to explore Carnasa Island, and steep yourself in history at Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary.

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You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Cebu City to Malapascua Island in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
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Island
Carnasa Island
4.0
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Beach
Langub Beach
4.7

8
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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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Diniwid Beach, don't miss a visit to Motag Living Museum, and stroll through White Beach.

Plan trip to Boracay with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Malapascua Island to Boracay in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 9:
Highlights from your trip
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Must see
White Beach
4.3

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El Nido, Palawan Island

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Las Cabanas Beach, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, and kick back and relax at Hidden Beach.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Nido travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and taxi from Boracay to El Nido takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Nido

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:
Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Nacpan Beach
4.5
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Water Body
Small Lagoon
4.6

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