45 days in Philippines Itinerary

45 days in Philippines Itinerary

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45 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Manila, Luzon
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 8 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
3
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Danao, Panglao Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 5 nights
bus + ferry:  5​h
6
Malapascua Island
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + foot + ferry:  9​h 15​min
7
Boracay
— 8 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Explore Manila's surroundings by going to Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno (in Las Pinas), Spas (in San Juan) and Makati (Greenbelt Mall & Ayala Triangle Gardens). The adventure continues: stroll around Rizal Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manila Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manila trip itinerary maker tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Manila is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Manila due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Manila, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Makati, Pasay, Bonifacio Global City, Santuario de San Ezekiel Moreno, Spas
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Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago

8
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: get interesting insight from Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Tapyas, head off the coast to Coron Bay, and look for all kinds of wild species at Coral Garden.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coron trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Manila to Coron in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Coron

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

5
nights
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.
Puerto Princesa is known for nature, wildlife, shopping, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River, look for gifts at Baker's Hill, explore the striking landscape at Ugong Rock, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Thumbpeak.

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

Getting from Coron to Puerto Princesa by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Princesa can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Danao.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River
Honda Bay ©
Honda Bay
Tubbataha Reef ©
Tubbataha Reef

3
nights
Danao, Panglao Island

Danao ©
Danao is known for trails, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Alona Beach, stroll through Arko Beach, head off the coast to Isola di Francesco, and admire the natural beauty at Tarsier Botanika.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Danao online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Puerto Princesa to Danao. In December in Danao, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Danao

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panglao Island, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Alona Beach ©
Alona Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Virgin Island ©
Virgin Island

5
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cebu City: Lapu Lapu (Scuba & Snorkeling, Spas, & more) and Cebu Happy World Museum (in Cordova). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, make a trip to Fo Guang Shan Chu Un Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall, and contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cebu City attractions planner.

You can drive from Danao to Cebu City in 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cebu City can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lapu Lapu, Cebu Happy World Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross

3
nights
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, historic sites, adventure, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Dakit-Dakit Island, kick back and relax at Bounty Beach, and steep yourself in history at Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Malapascua Island day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Cebu City to Malapascua Island in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Langub Beach ©
Langub Beach
Carnasa Island ©
Carnasa Island

8
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), kick back and relax at White Beach, make a trip to Ariel's Point, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Boracay vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Malapascua Island to Boracay takes 9.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Boracay can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Boracay

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

5
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.
El Nido is known for beaches, nature, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Small Lagoon, step off the mainland to explore Snake Island (Vigan Island), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Secret Lagoon Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read El Nido day trip site .

Getting from Boracay to El Nido by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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

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

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