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The most beautiful and popular islands of the Philippines in one itinerary: Top of Philippines. Itinerary for 3 - 4 weeks.

The Top of Philippines itinerary combines Palawan, the Visayas and the popular Siargao Island. The perfect mix of dream beaches, impressive natural scenery, island hopping, well-known attractions and popular waterfalls. The only catch: you have to stay in paradise for at least 3 weeks. I even recommend 4 weeks, then you can stay 1 - 2 days longer in some places and travel much more relaxed.

Basically, the Top of Philippines itinerary is the combination of my itineraries Palwan special and Best of Visayas, with the grand finale of Siargao.

Top of Philippines is really suitable for every type of traveler. Whether diver, beach lover or adventurer.


The route starts in Puerto Princesa (PPS), where a highlight is waiting for you: The longest navigable underground river in the world, the Underground River, in Sabang. You can also do your first island hopping tour in Honda Bay. After you are out of the big city, welcomes you Port barton with a large portion of relaxation and tranquility. In the still very simple village of sandy paths, tourism is slowly growing. The days are spent on the beach, island hopping or tours to waterfalls. In the evening it is quiet with reggae music on the beach and when you are ready, you can swim for you at night: The sparkling sea (glowing plankton) is waiting for you. Let's continue north, to the most visited tourist place of Palawan: El Nido. (Mass tourism El Nido? - Check out the blog post here). Island hopping, beaches and lagoons in Bacuit Bay are the highlight of El Nido. Since I always recommend traveling outside of the high season anyway, you shouldn't miss El Nido. If you decide against it, you will have a few more days that you can use very differently: For example, with the 3 or 5-day expedition from El Nido to Coron. It is very expensive at around 500 EUR per person, but then you will really get to know Bacuit Bay. Lonely beaches, far from civilization and spending the night in small huts on the beach. The last island within Palawan is then Coron. There the journey continues on and over water. Crystal clear lakes and heavenly dream beaches. Divers especially get their money's worth here!


From Palawan we continue to the Visayas Cebu City. If you like, spend 1 or 2 nights there. The city is also hectic and big, but much more relaxed than Manila. Depending on your budget, you can go to the west coast of Cebu by bus or private taxi Moalboal. A small place that offers a great starting point for a variety of excursions. The best thing to do is to combine the Kawasan waterfall with a canyoneering tour. The next few days you will visit White Beach, hike to Osemania Peak at sunrise, snorkel with schools of sardines or go diving around Pescador Island. From Moalboal it goes to a new island. Siquijor, the mystical island. My favorite island! Relaxation and rest on the beach is the order of the day! The Cambugahay Falls and the "little brother" Lugnason Fall are a must, as is Paliton Beach. Take the ferry to the neighboring island Bohol with Panglao Island. There you can relax on other dream beaches, snorkel, go diving or go on excursions to the surrounding islands to watch whales and dolphins. After the beach there is again some green and jungle feeling in the interior of Bohol. The Loboc River and Chocolate Hills should be high on your agenda!


And then we come to the conclusion of Top of the Philippines: Siargao. Authentic island life in hip surf style. Grab a surfboard and go out to sea. For little money you can book a private surf lesson with an instructor. Like Siquijor, the island is strewn with palm trees and is best explored by scooter. Feel the wind in your hair while driving on Coconut Road, jump into Sugba Lagoon, take a trip to Sohoton National Park and don't forget the island hopping tour to Daku Island, Naked Island and my favorite Guyam Island!

The perfect round trip in the Philippines

And then, unfortunately, it's time to say goodbye to paradise. With Top of Philippines you really have a perfect round trip in the Philippines in front of you. I would like to remind you that you have to bring at least 3 weeks with you. With 4+ weeks you really arrive in the Philippines and have a few days of "doing nothing" and lazing around on the beach.

Do you like the itinerary?
Here is the link to describe Top of Philippines on my website including directions.


As always, I look forward to your feedback

All the best,

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