26 days in Philippines & Tokyo Itinerary

26 days in Philippines & Tokyo Itinerary

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26 days in Philippines & Tokyo Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  28 h
1
Manila, Philippines
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Coron, Philippines
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
3
Baguio, Philippines
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Makati, Philippines
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Baguio, Philippines
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Vigan, Philippines
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Baguio, Philippines
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Manila, Philippines
— 1 day
Fly:  11 h
9
Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Manila, Philippines

Manila
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manila trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Manila is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Manila is 13 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Manila hover around 39°C and lows are around 30°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Coron.

Things to do in Manila

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife
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3
nights
Coron, Philippines

Coron ©
Coron tourism has developed around its dive spots, with coral reefs and 10 preserved Japanese underwater shipwrecks to explore.
Coron is known for nature, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Tapyas, enjoy the sand and surf at Atwayan Beach, and explore the activities along Barracuda Lake.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Coron trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Manila to Coron takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll set off for Baguio on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Coron

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kayangan Lake ©
Kayangan Lake
Scuba & Snorkeling
Malcapuya Island ©
Malcapuya Island

4
nights
Baguio, Philippines

Baguio ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Ben Cab Museum, make a trip to Philippine Military Academy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pink Sisters’ Convent and Chapel, and steep yourself in history at Tam-Awan Village.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Baguio trip website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Coron to Baguio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Baguio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Makati.

Things to do in Baguio

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ben Cab Museum
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Good Shepherd Convent ©
Good Shepherd Convent
Ben Cab Museum ©
Ben Cab Museum
Burnham Park ©
Burnham Park

1
day
Makati, Philippines

Makati ©
One of the 16 cities of the metropolitan area surrounding the capital, Makati stands as the financial hub of the country, possessing a large number of towering office buildings and the main trading floor of the stock exchange.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Ayala Triangle Gardens, see the interesting displays at Ayala Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Ayala Museum Artist Space, browse the different shops at Greenbelt Mall, then browse the different shops at Glorietta, and finally appreciate the history behind Gabriela Silang Monument.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Makati trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Baguio to Makati in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In May, Makati is a bit warmer than Baguio - with highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baguio.

Things to do in Makati

Shopping Museums Parks
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Greenbelt Mall ©
Greenbelt Mall
Ayala Triangle Gardens ©
Ayala Triangle Gardens
Ayala Museum ©
Ayala Museum

6
nights
Baguio, Philippines

Baguio ©
Go for a jaunt from Baguio to La Trinidad to see Mount Jumbo about 34 minutes away. Enjoy Baguio some more: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Pulag National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Baguio Botanical Garden, don't miss a visit to Session Road, and explore the fascinating underground world of Shrine of the Brown Madonna Church Cave.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Baguio trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Makati to Baguio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Makati in May, with highs in Baguio at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vigan.

Things to do in Baguio

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

La Trinidad
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The Mansion ©
The Mansion
Mt. Pulag National Park ©
Mt. Pulag National Park
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto ©
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

1
night
Vigan, Philippines

Vigan ©
One of the best-preserved Spanish colonial towns in the country, Vigan has been made a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Augustine Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bantay Church Bell Tower, then make a trip to Chapel by the Ruins, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calle Crisologo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Hidden Garden and then get to know the resident critters at Baluarte.

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Traveling by car from Baguio to Vigan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Baguio in May, with highs in Vigan at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Baguio.

Things to do in Vigan

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Baluarte ©
Baluarte
Calle Crisologo ©
Calle Crisologo
Bantay Church Bell Tower ©
Bantay Church Bell Tower

5
nights
Baguio, Philippines

Baguio ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Baguio: Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag (in Manaoag) and Stobosa Houses (in La Trinidad). Enjoy Baguio some more: examine the collection at Bell House - Camp John Hay, don't miss a visit to Diplomat Hotel, get great views at Sitio La Presa, and take in the natural beauty of Asin Hot Springs.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Baguio trip planning app .

You can drive from Vigan to Baguio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, Baguio is a bit cooler than Vigan - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manila.

Things to do in Baguio

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Stobosa Houses, Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag
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SM City Baguio ©
SM City Baguio
Bell House - Camp John Hay ©
Bell House - Camp John Hay

1
day
Manila, Philippines

Manila ©
On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Fort Santiago, walk around Rizal Park, and then stop by Intramuros.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manila route maker.

Getting from Baguio to Manila by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Baguio in May; daily highs in Manila reach 40°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Manila

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Rizal Park ©
Rizal Park
Intramuros ©
Intramuros

3
nights
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Have a day of magic on the 20th (Wed) at Tokyo Disneyland. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Senso-ji Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Skytree, and ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tokyo online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Manila to Tokyo takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Manila in May, expect Tokyo to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 19°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tokyo Disneyland
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Meiji Jingu Shrine ©
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Senso-ji Temple ©
Senso-ji Temple
Tokyo Skytree ©
Tokyo Skytree

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