32 days in Philippines Itinerary

32 days in Philippines Itinerary

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32 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  4​h
1
Basco, Luzon
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Sagada, Luzon
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Siargao Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Camiguin
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  4​h
7
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
8
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Caticlan, Panay Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

3
nights
Basco, Luzon

Basco ©
', officially the ', is a of the Philippines in the province of in the of the Philippines, serving as the provincial capital. Take a break from the city and head to Sabtang Beach and Naidi Hills. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basco Lighthouse and House of Dakay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basco: Racuh a Payaman (in Batan Island), Mahatao Tayid Lighthouse (in Mahatao) and Morong Beach (in Sabtang Island). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Yaru Gallery & Art Shop, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Iraya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tukon Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Basco journey planner.

Manila to Basco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Sagada.

Things to do in Basco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sabtang Island, House of Dakay, Racuh a Payaman, Mahatao Tayid Lighthouse
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Basco Lighthouse ©
Basco Lighthouse
Naidi Hills ©
Naidi Hills
Sabtang Beach
Sabtang Beach

1
night
Sagada, Luzon

Sagada ©
Occupying a cool, scenic position up in the hills, Sagada shows little colonial Spanish influence, unlike much of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bomod-Ok (Big) Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada, and then see the interesting displays at Ganduyan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): hike along Kiltepan and then examine the collection at Bontoc Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sagada route planner .

Explore your travel options from Basco to Sagada with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Princesa.

Things to do in Sagada

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bontoc Museum
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The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada ©
The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada
Bomod-Ok (Big) Falls ©
Bomod-Ok (Big) Falls
Bontoc Museum
Bontoc Museum

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palawan Special Battalion WW2 Memorial Museum and Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Sabang Beach and Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring the underground world of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Robinsons Place Mall Palawan, step off the mainland to explore Cowrie Island, and look for gifts at Kaingud Arts and Crafts.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Princesa trip planner .

Getting from Sagada to Puerto Princesa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Puerto Princesa

Parks Nature Shopping
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Sabang Beach ©
Sabang Beach
Puerto Princesa Underground River ©
Puerto Princesa Underground River

3
nights
Cebu City, Cebu Island

Cebu City ©
The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Sugbo and Casa Gorordo Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at SM City Cebu and Colon Street. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Ayala Mall, browse the range of quality goods at Robinsons Galleria Cebu, contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica del Santo Nino.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Cebu City trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Puerto Princesa to Cebu City in 2.5 hours. November in Cebu City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Siargao Island.

Things to do in Cebu City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Casa Gorordo Museum ©
Casa Gorordo Museum
Museo Sugbo ©
Museo Sugbo
Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino

2
nights
Siargao Island

Siargao Island ©
A lush oasis of tropical vegetation surrounded by warm waters east of the Philippines, Siargao Island offers a mix of mangrove forests, squeaky-clean sand beaches, and vibrant coral reefs.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Magpupungko Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Naked Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Guyam Island and then step off the mainland to explore Dako Island.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Siargao Island trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Cebu City to Siargao Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Camiguin.

Things to do in Siargao Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Naked Island ©
Naked Island
Dako Island ©
Dako Island
Guyam Island ©
Guyam Island

2
nights
Camiguin

Camiguin ©
Get in touch with nature on a vacation in Camiguin, a peaceful Philippine island known for the many volcanoes that dot its verdant landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through White Island and then step off the mainland to explore Camiguin Island. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Katibawasan Falls and then step off the mainland to explore Mantigue Island.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Camiguin journey planner .

Fly from Siargao Island to Camiguin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Camiguin

Parks Nature Beaches
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Camiguin Island ©
Camiguin Island
Mantigue Island ©
Mantigue Island
White Island ©
White Island

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Hidden Beach and Nacpan Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Duli Beach and Marimegmeg Beach. Spend the 19th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Snake Island (Vigan Island), don't miss a visit to Lio Tourism Estate, kick back and relax at Payong-Payong Beach, and explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our El Nido road trip planning app .

Fly from Camiguin to El Nido in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Coron.

Things to do in El Nido

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

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.
Get outdoors at Banol Beach and Coron Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Culion Museum and Archives and San Agustin Parish Church. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, head off the coast to Siete Pecados, kick back and relax at Kalitang Beach, and explore the gorgeous colors at Coral Garden.

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Getting from El Nido to Coron by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Caticlan.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Culion Museum and Archives
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Coron Bay ©
Coron Bay
Banol Beach ©
Banol Beach
Banana Island ©
Banana Island

3
nights
Caticlan, Panay Island

Caticlan ©
Get outdoors at Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) and Ilig Iligan Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Luho and Balinghai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Caticlan: Boracay (White Beach, Bulabog Beach, & more).

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You can drive from Coron to Caticlan in 26 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caticlan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Boracay
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Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) ©
Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach)
Balinghai Beach ©
Balinghai Beach
White Beach ©
White Beach

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