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A Perfect 3 Days Baguio Itinerary

A Perfect 3 Days Baguio Itinerary

We will write our 3 Days Baguio itinerary. Baguio is Summer Capital of the Philippines and one of the most popular destinations in the country. Especially for locals. Click here to book online Manila to Baguio bus!

Read here our Baguio travel guide, best hotels in Baguio and best restaurants in Baguio


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There are also budget hotel transients costing for around 600-900 PHP in a promo while three-star establishments go for around 1,000-2,000 PHP, that’s only $19-38 USD! For those who want a more luxurious stay, you can check in at very nice hotels at around $50-120 USD.

You can also book your accommodations through Agoda or Booking

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There are two main ways how to commute from Manila to Baguio– through a bus or a private van. If you prefer to go to Baguio by bus. Click here to book online Manila to Baguio bus ticket!

You can ride one from Cubao Bus Station and the 5-6 hours bus ride will cost you around PHP 485. You can also ride the Executive Bus to go to Baguio. The 4-hour ride will cost you around PHP 800. Buses are leaving every hour from Cubao in Manila.

There are a few buses companies getting to Baguio from Manila: Genesis Transport: Cubao Dagupan Bus Lines, Partas, Victory Liner and Joy Bus. They are leaving from Cubao and Pasay and prices are quite similar. Expect to pay around PHP 500 for one way and around PHP 750 if you choose first class.


Locals also love traveling on the summer season (March to May) to ease the Philippine tropical torture/climate. It’s a place for relaxing and taking a break after all. If you actually love festivals, then go visit in February as Baguio celebrates their amazingly colorful and joyous Panagbenga festival at that time.

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Many of the restaurants and hotels in Baguio are cheap compared to the rest of the country. A full meal in the city can go for as low as 60 PHP per person while a bottle of beer can be bought for around 50-70 PHP. Restaurant meals can be bought for around 300-800 PHP for two people. If you only have 20 PHP in your pocket you can even buy street food with that in Baguio night market.

Transportation is also pretty cheap with jeepneys going all over town at a flat rate of 9 PHP. If you want to travel to Baguio from Manila, the ride will also be convenient and cheap at around 500 PHP.

There are also budget hotels transients costing for around 600-900 PHP in a promo while three-star establishments go for around 1,000-2,000 PHP, that’s only $19-38 USD! For those who want a more luxurious stay, you can check in at very nice hotels at around $50-120 USD
You can also book your accommodations through Agoda or Booking.

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If you are coming from Manila after a long bus ride and checking in your accommodation will be around lunchtime. You can go around to see a few Baguio tourist spots before dinner. We recommend you for the first day to visit around Mines View Park area.

The Mines View Park, the Wright Park, Good Shepherd, Botanical Garden, The Mansion and The Pink’s Sisters Convent. And to end the day Baguio Craft Brewery and Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant for dinner.


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Near Mines View Park, Good Shepherd Place is a good place to buy souvenirs. It’s a convenient location to buy gifts and things that will remind you of Baguio’s identity.

Just a tip, queues are often long because the place has been an established “pasalubong” store so many tourists come here to buy goodies to bring home to their loved ones. Some of the best selling products are Ube jamPeanut Brittle, and of course, strawberry jam.


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Get a chance to get dressed in full Cordillera regalia that are composed of bahag, shield and spear for men and tapis, vest for the ladies.

A top the Mines View Park, you could also see the beautiful view of the Benguet’s gold and copper mines and the Cordillera mountains. If lucky, you could also take a picture with the roaming St. Bernard Dog around the area.


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Wanna try riding a horse? The Wright Park will definitely help you. It’s also near the Mansion. There are “pony boys” or guides that will help you ride your horse but it’s important to talk about their hourly charges. It’s really great for kids, too!


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Great place for solemnly relaxing, Pink Sisters Convent is a beautiful church in Baguio near Brentwood. People often come here to pray for a while and continue their trip. The church is very striking as it is different from its surroundings, very easy to find.


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This park is different from Burnham park because there are native Igorots you could take pictures with. Also, it is very comfortable to stay here for relaxing and just take a pause from your trip. The park is absolutely free but you have to pay a small amount of 20 PHP for taking pictures with natives.


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Who says Presidents could endure Philippines summer heat? The Mansion is the official place for the President of the Philippines for summer, that’s why it’s convenient located in the summer capital of the Philippines. Taking pictures in front of the Mansion is allowed but the place is strictly and highly guarded.


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Being the first and only craft brewery with freshly-brewed beer, Baguio Craft Brewery remains a local favorite. Even if you’re new to drinking, it’s easy to get used to it here. Their beer might be heavy but it suits Baguio’s weather perfectly.


Farmer’s Daughter Restaurant has really good food on their menu. Locals often go back here again once they’ve tasted the restaurant’s dishes. People call this the original or the authentic highlander menu. They really do their food exceedingly well for its price.


For the second day in your Baguio itinerary the best is waking up early morning to visit the strawberry farm. And for finishing the day walking around Burnham Park. Lourdes Grotto, Ben Cab Museum and Ifugao Woodcarvers’ Village.

You can visit Tam-Awan Village to see the Kalinga houses and the colorful and popular Stobosa Mural Arts in Baguio.For dinner you should check it out Baguio night market where there is plenty of street food. Read here 57 Filipino dishes!


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Strawberry farm lets you pick your strawberry, that’s why the experience is amazing. You could also buy packed strawberries. Actually, Rachel and I would rather want to pick ours though because we could eat it right after picking.

Don’t worry about picking unripe strawberries because it’s easy to find ripe ones. It may be more costly to buy strawberries here but the experience is worth it. Try going in December to May.


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Take your time finishing all of the museum’s displays and just relax. Ben Cab museum will surely teach you how to appreciate art. It’s instinctive once you got the feeling. And again, art with Baguio’s vibes feel really different. It’s calming, peaceful and magical. Yes, you’ll find spots that are instagrammable!


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Lourdes Grotto is another place for relaxing and possibly soul searching, so it’s in our Baguio tourist spots list. You only need to trek 252 steps to get to the top and see the beautiful view of Baguio City. There is also a statue of the Virgin Mary on the top. Visitors light up a candle upon getting in to the top as well and offer their prayers.


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Stobosa Mural Arts is an area filled with colorful hillside houses. You could take beautiful photos for your Instagram here but just remember to take good angles, ha! Laundries hanging may be added as an accessory. Be creative!


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Located in Pinsao Proper, this village resonates to tourists that love art. The village has seven Ifugao huts and two Kalinga Houses. It’s a great way to immerse yourself on Baguio’s tribal culture. Touring around won’t take you long, two hours would be the maximum and you’re done.


Ifugao Woodcarvers’ Village is a great side trip going to Ben Cab Museum not because it is bad but because roaming around here would only take about an hour. The great thing about this place is that they really have some good wood carvings that you could buy and take home as souvenirs.


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There are a lot of things to do in Burnham Park as it is one of the most famous parks in the Philippines. Some of those are biking. You can rent bikes inside the park.  You can have a picnic on picnic grove, visit the orchidarium, try the skating rink, ride the rowboat and many more. This park has been consistently been in Baguio tourist spots.


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Surely, a Baguio tourist spot because Harrison Road is popular for its night market opening after 9 PM. There are a lot of great deals being sold. Try to catch a few! Remember that this place gets crowded because of the prices that can be saved. If you’re up to the challenge, you can surely get one!


For your last day visiting Baguio Market where you can buy pasalubong peanut brittle and strawberries are the most popular ones to bring back home. For more sightseeing Baguio Museum and Atonement Cathedral.


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Baguio City Market is a haven for shoppers trying to find souvenirs, but it’s famous for its stalls selling coffee beans. There are a lot of things you could buy here like, fresh fruits and vegetables, “sundot kulangot”, peanut brittle, strawberry jams, longganisa, and many many more. It’s also located very near to Burnham Park, which is very convenient.


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Located near SM Baguio, Baguio Museum may be old but it still has important artifacts and informational content that will tell you the story of Baguio. For educational purposes, this is still topnotch. Try to add it to your itinerary to better appreciate Baguio’s development. You’d only need less than a dollar to get in.


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This cathedral is quite popular for locals, especially on Sunday. However, the place is very serene and calm. If you want to take a break from your itinerary and have a self-reflection time or pray, then go here. The church is near the Upper Session Road, you might want to head there next.


If you are planning to stay longer or going more on your own there are more places to visit in Baguio. If you like adventure you can’t miss Mt Pulag National Park, Camp John Hay and Tree Top Adventure.


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Hiking may be very exhausting but it’s always worth it when you get to the top. Mt. Pulag is just like that but it’ll give you a view that you won’t ever forget. The experience hiking and going up the trail isn’t a hassle at all.

A guide costs about PHP 600 per 5 people while the environmental fee costs about PHP 150. The temperature could get really cold up to 5 degree Celsius.


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If you have more days in your Baguio itinerary you can try camping or glamping in Baguio. You will enjoy amazing sunsets and sunrises from the top of the mountain. It’s only a few kilometers far from the city and you will breath fresh air.


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Not for the faint-hearted, Tree Top adventure has something for adrenaline chasers. From canopy riding, ziplines, tree drops and many more. You’ll surely find a package that will fit you.

Safety is not an issue. The staff are accommodating and friendly, they’ll make you feel really secure. This place is adventure-packed so it’s one of the Baguio tourist spots that you shouldn’t miss.


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Camp John Hay is a famous tourist attraction in Baguio because of the variety of activities you could try. There are adrenaline-packed activities like riding zip lines and harnessed free falls. One activity named yellow trail isn’t adrenaline-packed but it will make you calmly fall in love with nature more as you embark on an easy forest trail.

You could also try visiting the funny, witty, but eye-opening Cemetery of Negativism. Hopefully, you could bury some of yours there as well.


Bridal Veil Falls is good for taking pictures. It’s worth noting that the falls could be not that great sometimes, so try to insert some other places in your itinerary after going here. Other than that, even just a side trip Bridal Veil Falls is still one of the beautiful Baguio tourist spots.


Lion’s Head is a great way to start your trip to Baguio. Many tourists take pictures here because it means their journey is about to begin. The Lion’s Head is located at Camp 6 and measures about 40 feet in height. The paint still remains vivid and still is strikingly amazing.


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An art gallery could sometimes be a haunted house right? Definitely with Laperal House! Laperal White House hides more than we know. It attracts visitors because of its mysteries.

Sadly, it is now closed for the public. You could still take pictures outside though. It still remains one of the most visited Baguio tourist spots.


Emilio F. Aguinaldo Museum is a museum that unlike other museums. Tourists love it because it is not boring like other museums. The staff are engaging and they will teach you a lot about the Philippine history. Some displays include the first Philippine Flag (may turn to ashes soon), uniformscoinsdocuments, and many more.


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Unlike other museums, the ambiance itself is inviting and beautiful. It’s very informational. Also, it is inside UP Baguio so expect that you’ll learn a thing or two that’ll remain to you after you exit the museum. Most importantly, it is super IG-worthy.


Popular for its nightlife, session road is a long road in the central business district of Baguio. There are a lot of shops around the area, some of which are already common. However, adding the Baguio vibes feels would be much different.


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Amazing for its value and located in Upper Session Road, Casa Vallejo Hotel is a hotel that withstood 100 years. It is very near SM Baguio and to Burnham Park. The accommodation is also very relaxing as the interior is a combination of historical and modern style.


Mount Cloud is an independent bookshop that features mostly local authors and some international authors. They have some very good eye-opening books for history but they also have other genres available. The place might be small but is still cozy. Go visit and grab a book that will catch your attention, you will surely buy one.


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Kennon Road remains the best road going to Baguio for the following reasons. First, it the fastest route. Second, you’ll never have the views of Kennon Road on other routes. Third, it’s really exciting to drive on this road. However, the biggest drawback is Kennon Road is a dangerous road to drive. Be safe!


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Diplomat Hotel is known in Baguio for one reason, they said it is haunted. If you’re interested in paranormal activities it is essential that you visit this hotel. You might feel eerie but the scenery around remains picturesque.


There are lots of hotels and inns in Baguio ranging from affordable to more luxurious ones. Make sure to book your accommodation in advance in Agoda or Booking for a hassle-free Baguio trip! Here are some of the places you could consider staying at when you’re in Baguio.


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The Manor at Camp John Hay is the most popular of hotels in Baguio and offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, daily housekeeping, fireplace, 24-hour front desk. All guestrooms provide flat screen television, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, free welcome drink, mirror to please the most discerning guest.

The Manor at Camp John Hay facilities which include hiking trails, yoga room, fitness center, sauna, golf course (within 3 km) are designed for escape and relaxation.

Address: Ordonio Drive, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Philippines, 2600

Click here to check prices and availability!


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Azalea Residences Baguio is one of the most popular hotels in Baguio in Leonard Wood, a 10 minute drive from the SM Shopping Mall, the Mines View Park 10 minute drive from Camp John Hay.

Guest rooms are equipped with a work desk, an iPod dock and a flat-screen cable TV. Each has a kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge.

Azelea Residences Baguio’s Coffee Shop serves a selection of local and international dishes.

Address: Leonard Wood Loop, Bgy. M. Roxas, Benguet, 2600 Baguio, Philippines

Click here to check prices and availability!


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City Center Hotel, as its name suggests, is located in the center of Baguio City. It is very near to Burnham Park and Session Road so it’s a hotel to consider booking if you’re thinking on where to stay in Baguio. Its location is the most attractive feature of the hotel, according to travelers,  but its services have its own merits, too. Some of which include, 24-hour front desk, luggage service, and wake up service.

They also have beautiful blackout curtains surely good for those people trying to have a better sleep after good day travel. Interestingly, they also have air-conditioned in their rooms, unlike the hotels we’ve mentioned earlier. A night in their Deluxe Room costs about 32 USD per 2 people. Also, there is free wifi in all rooms.

Baguio Holiday Villas is located at 45 Session Road, MPB Building, Baguio City ProperClick here to check their availability and book your stay!


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Another hotel with a pretty amazing location is Venus Parkview Hotel. The hotel is also near Burnham Park and Session Road, both locations of which you may start your itinerary. They offer services like 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, and 24-hour front desk.

Apart from this, they also offer recreational services like karaoke and massage for a tiring day. A Superior Air-Conditioning Room costs about 38 USD per night for 2 people, which include breakfast. Wifi is also available in all rooms.

Baguio Holiday Villas is located at 19 Kisad Road, Burnham Park, Baguio City ProperClick here to check their availability and book your stay!


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Camp John Hay Forest Cabin is perfect for family or group of friends that are wanting an immersive accommodation. The vacation home has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The house also has a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with garden views.

If you need some toiletries, it is available for an extra charge, good for guests traveling light. The location is very near to Camp John Hay, only a 14-minute walk. The whole house for 12 people costs about 260 USD per night.

Baguio Holiday Villas is located at Forest Cabin Scout Hill, Camp John HayClick here to check their availability and book your stay!

Hope you find useful our 3 Days Baguio itinerary and even longer if you have more time to visit in Baguio!

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