27 days in Luzon & Cebu City Itinerary

27 days in Luzon & Cebu City Itinerary

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Manila
— 6 nights
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Batangas City
— 1 night
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Baguio
— 4 nights
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Vigan
— 2 nights
Bus to Candon, Taxi to Banaue
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Banaue
— 2 nights
Taxi to Tuguegarao, Fly to Cebu City
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Cebu City
— 10 nights
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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.
Explore Manila's surroundings by going to Taguig City (BGC & Manila American Cemetery and Memorial), Makati (Greenbelt Mall, Greenbelt Chapel, &more) and Resorts World Manila (in Pasay). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Intramuros, browse the different shops at Robinsons Place Mall, stop by SM Mall of Asia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manila Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Manila trip itinerary builder app.

London, UK to Manila is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Philippine Standard Time (PST) is 8 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in February; daily highs in Manila reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Batangas City.

Things to do in Manila

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Batangas City

— 1 night
Batangas City, is the capital city of the Province of Batangas, Philippines. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Taal and then get impressive views of Taal Volcano.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Batangas City trip website.

Drive from Manila to Batangas City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Batangas City, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Baguio.

Things to do in Batangas City

Nature · Parks

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.
Take a break from Baguio with a short trip to Mount Jumbo in La Trinidad, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Mines View Park, make a trip to Historical Core - Camp John Hay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Good Shepherd Convent, and admire all the interesting features of Burnham Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Baguio day trip website.

Drive from Batangas City to Baguio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Batangas City in February, expect Baguio to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Vigan.

Things to do in Baguio

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Vigan

— 2 nights
One of the best-preserved Spanish colonial towns in the country, Vigan has been made a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Syquia Mansion and then get to know the fascinating history of Calle Crisologo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul Metropolitan Cathedral and then enjoy breathtaking views from Bantay Church Bell Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Vigan trip maker website.

Drive from Baguio to Vigan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Baguio in March; daily highs in Vigan reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Banaue.

Things to do in Vigan

Historic Sites

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 4th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Batad Rice Terraces and then admire the sheer force of Tappiyah Falls. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Banaue Rice Terraces.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Banaue visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Vigan to Banaue in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Vigan in March: high temperatures in Banaue hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cebu City.

Things to do in Banaue

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Cebu City

— 10 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lapu Lapu (Magellan Shrine, Lapu Lapu Statue, &more). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Basilica del Santo Nino, contemplate the long history of Magellan's Cross, get outside with Ocean Gems Academy, and try to win big at The Palace Casino Cebu.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Banaue to Cebu City in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Banaue in March: high temperatures in Cebu City hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.