16 days in Luzon Itinerary

16 days in Luzon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Luzon tour planner

Make it your trip
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Manila
— 6 nights
Drive
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Banaue
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baguio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Batangas City
— 2 nights
Drive to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Fly to Newark

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Manila

— 6 nights

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 Chapel, Ayala Triangle Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: walk around Rizal Park, explore the activities along Manila Bay, stop by SM Mall of Asia, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Manila Ocean Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manila trip itinerary maker site.

Newark, USA to Manila is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Newark to Manila due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in January, expect Manila to be much hotter, temps between 86°F and 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Banaue.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Banaue

— 2 nights
Surrounded by aesthetically pleasing and historically important rice terraces, the town of Banaue brings in many visitors each day, drawn to its World Heritage-listed agricultural sites.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Batad Rice Terraces and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tappiyah Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Banaue Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Banaue Rice Terraces.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Banaue driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Manila to Banaue by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Baguio.

Things to do in Banaue

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Baguio

— 4 nights

Summer Capital of the Philippines

With its mountain location, Baguio has long been seen as a pleasant retreat from the lowland areas.
Baguio is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Ben Cab Museum, don't miss a visit to Historical Core - Camp John Hay, contemplate the long history of Tam-Awan Village, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Good Shepherd Convent.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Baguio day trip app.

You can drive from Banaue to Baguio in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Batangas City.

Things to do in Baguio

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Batangas City

— 2 nights
Batangas City, is the capital city of the Province of Batangas, Philippines. On the 1st (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Taal and then get impressive views of Taal Volcano.

Plan my day in Batangas City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Baguio to Batangas City in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Baguio in January; daily highs in Batangas City reach 84°F and lows reach 72°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Batangas City

Parks · Nature

Luzon travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks
One of the world's largest and most densely populated islands, Luzon serves as the political and economic center of the Philippines, containing two the country's biggest and most important urban centers. In this culturally rich corner of the Philippine archipelago, a vacation in Luzon can traverse two distinct landscapes, each offering a set of memorable experiences. The northern section of the island appeals to intrepid explorers with its jungles, mountain villages, deep caves, and sandy beaches. Meanwhile, the southern portion remains one of the least explored parts of the country, where you can easily venture off the beaten tourist path and spend weeks discovering active volcanoes, historic ruins, and lush nature parks.