22 days in Cordillera Region Itinerary

22 days in Cordillera Region Itinerary

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22 days in Cordillera Region Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Bus:  20 h
1
Baguio
— 12 nights
Bus + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
2
Banaue
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Sagada
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
4
Tuba
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

12
nights
Baguio

Baguio ©
With its mountain location, Baguio has long been seen as a pleasant retreat from the lowland areas.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Pink Sisters’ Convent and Chapel and The Holy Land. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baguio: Itogon (Mount Ulap & Mt. Pigingan) and La Trinidad (Mount Jumbo, Bahong Rose Gardens, & more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Sat) at Riverview Water Park. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Burnham Park, make a trip to Lion's Head, get great views at Mines View Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Pulag National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Baguio day trip website .

Vancouver, Canada to Baguio is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Philippines Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Baguio at 27°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Banaue.

Things to do in Baguio

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

La Trinidad, Itogon
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Burnham Park ©
Burnham Park
Mt. Pulag National Park ©
Mt. Pulag National Park
Mount Ulap ©
Mount Ulap

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Banaue

Banaue ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Tappiyah Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Batad Rice Terraces, and then make a trip to Banaue Rice Terraces. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Banaue Museum, then experience rural life at Hapao Rice Terraces, and then relax in the rural setting at Bacung Spider Web Rice Terraces.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Banaue road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Baguio to Banaue takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sagada.

Things to do in Banaue

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Banaue Rice Terraces ©
Banaue Rice Terraces
Tappiyah Falls ©
Tappiyah Falls
Batad Rice Terraces ©
Batad Rice Terraces

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nights
Sagada

Sagada ©
Occupying a cool, scenic position up in the hills, Sagada shows little colonial Spanish influence, unlike much of the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sagada: Bontoc (Bayyo Rice Terraces & Maligcong Rice Terraces). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sumaguing Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Bokong Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Echo Valley, and hike along Marlboro Hill.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sagada trip planner .

Traveling by car from Banaue to Sagada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Sagada sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tuba.

Things to do in Sagada

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Bontoc
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Sumaguing Cave ©
Sumaguing Cave
The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada ©
The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada
Bomod-Ok (Big) Falls ©
Bomod-Ok (Big) Falls

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Tuba

Tuba ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ben Cab Museum.

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

Getting from Sagada to Tuba by car takes about 6.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tuba can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tuba

Museums
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Ben Cab Museum ©
Ben Cab Museum