31 days in Philippines Itinerary

31 days in Philippines Itinerary

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Start: East London
Fly + Drive:  30 h
1
Danao, Panglao Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Cebu City, Cebu Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Boracay
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Coron, Busuanga Island
— 6 nights
Ferry:  4 h 15 min
6
El Nido, Palawan Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Manila, Luzon
— 2 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: East London

4
nights
Danao, Panglao Island

Danao ©
Danao is known for wildlife, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Alona Beach, try for a hole-in-one at Putt Putt Mini Golf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dumaluan Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Tarsier Botanika.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Danao holiday planning website.

East London, South Africa to Danao is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In January, Danao is somewhat warmer than East London - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Danao

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Taoist Temple, admire the masterpieces at Paulina Constancia Museum of Naive Art, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Ayala Mall, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Casa Gorordo Museum, steep yourself in history at Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, thenexamine the collection at Basilica del Santo Nino, thencontemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, and finally get engrossed in the history at University of San Carlos Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cebu City day trip planner.

You can drive from Danao to Cebu City in 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cebu City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Cebu City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:
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Basilica del Santo Nino ©
Basilica del Santo Nino
Magellan's Cross ©
Magellan's Cross
Ayala Mall ©
Ayala Mall

4
nights
Lapu Lapu, Mactan Island

Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Lapu Lapu is known for wildlife, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with NTJ Watersports Cebu, look for gifts at New Susing's Guitar, and don't miss a visit to Mercato de Mactan.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lapu Lapu day trip planner.

Lapu Lapu is very close to Cebu City. January in Lapu Lapu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

NTJ Watersports Cebu, Cebu Happy World Museum
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Lapu Lapu Statue ©
Lapu Lapu Statue
Spas

7
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), and step off the mainland to explore Crystal Cove Island.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Boracay online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Lapu Lapu to Boracay in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lapu Lapu in January, expect nights in Boracay to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Coron.

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

6
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, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Twin Lagoon, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunken Japanese Wrecks, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Maquinit Hot Spring.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coron online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Boracay to Coron in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to El Nido.

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Barracuda Lake ©
Barracuda Lake

3
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Nacpan Beach, step off the mainland to explore Entalula Island, and explore the activities along Small Lagoon.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the El Nido road trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Coron to El Nido takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Manila.

Things to do in El Nido

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Agustin Church, wander the streets of Intramuros, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Filipino Intramuros, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manila Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Santiago, thenwalk around Rizal Park, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Manila Ocean Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Manila road trip planner.

You can fly from El Nido to Manila in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

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