Short Trip to Baguio City – 3 Days 2 Nights Itinerary

No doubt, Baguio City, is your go-to destination for any unplanned and short vacation. Dubbed as the “City of Pines”, Baguio remains the top choice and convenient destination for tourists and young professionals who want an easy escape.

We booked a hotel near Burnham Park for one reason, to avoid traffic. As we all know, traffic here will remind you of your daily struggles in the Metro.

 

How We Got There

We usually travel by bus through Victory Liner. They have terminals in Pasay, Cubao, Sampaloc, and Caloocan with Regular Aircon or First Class trips. From Pasay, we took the regular aircon bus for P455. Their first-class bus fare is P780.

It is better to buy your tickets going back to Manila upon your arrival in Baguio City.

 

Where We Stayed

We booked Eurotel-Baguio through Agoda for 2 nights, located at 123 Abanao Extension Barangay Rizal Park, Baguio City Proper. The hotel is near Burnham Park and Session Road. Buffet breakfast is included in our booking, but do not expect too much.

 

Our Foodtrip

Solibao Restaurant (Session Road) – Located at Door #1 Puso ng Baguio Building, Session Road, Solibao is a home-grown Filipino restaurant established in 1972. They are one of the famous restaurants in the city and is best known for its Pancit Palabok, Kare-Kare, and others.

Sinner or Saint Café – Located at R and L Bldg. KM 3, Brgy. Balili, La Trinidad (beside La Trinidad welcome arch). The café is near Bell Church.

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Hill Station – Located at CASA VALLEJO, Upper Session Road, Baguio with operating hours from Monday to Sunday, 7am to 11pm. For convenience, please make advance booking or reservation. This is one of the top restaurants in Baguio City, homey and cozy. A bit pricey but worthy.

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Dencio’s – Located at unit 301-303, SM City Baguio, Luneta Hills, Upper Session Road with operating hours from Monday to Sunday of 10am to 9pm. This is our usual dining place whenever in Baguio. Villa Cordillera stall at SM Baguio is selling raisin bread for those who cannot visit Baguio Country Club.

Baguio Central Park Restaurant – Located at 136 Carino Street, Baguio City with operating hours of 9am to 10pm, Monday to Sunday. It is near Eurotel and just across Good Taste Restaurant – also one of the famous restaurants in Baguio.

 

Places/Tourist Spots We Visited

Session Road – one of the busiest streets and commercial center of Baguio City. A popular destination for shopping and dining in the city. Historically, its name was derived from the first session of the second Philippine Commission in 1904 when they held it in Baguio. A stone marker located in the upper session road is a proof that this famous road is part of Philippine History.

Strawberry Farm – a must-visit place when in Baguio. One of the activity here is strawberry picking and do not forget to taste their strawberry ice cream. You can also find several souvenir shops here. Located just 30 minutes from Baguio City with jeepney terminal located at Rizal Park, near our hotel.

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Colors of Stobosa – From Strawberry Farm, we rode a jeepney bound to Baguio City and alight at Stobosa near the boundary of Benguet and Baguio. The colorful mural is an eye-catcher and will leave you in awe.

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Bell Church – We have never been to Baguio’s Bell Church and this is our first time to visit the place. From Stobosa, Bell Church is just a few steps away. Just follow the rules and respect the place.

Burnham Park – The park is considered one of the famous parks in the country, located in downtown Baguio. It was designed by American architect and Baguio city planner, Daniel Burnham. You cannot say that you went to Baguio without visiting Burnham park. There are several activities that everyone can enjoy and do here – from biking, boating, camping, and playing. At night, the Harrison Road just beside the Burnham Park Football field is converted/transformed to a night market from 9pm to 4am.

Baguio Museum – Located at Department of Tourism – Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) Complex, Governor Pack Road, Baguio City. The museum is near Burnham Park and they have an entrance fee of P40. The museum is home to different artifacts, cool antiques, and a Kabayan mummy and of course, Baguio history.

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Mines View Park – a short drive from downtown Baguio, approximately 5km with travel time of 30 minutes. A usual place to visit in Baguio offering panoramic view of Cordillera mountain range. You will see the abandoned gold and copper mining sites of Benguet Corporation in Itogon and the famous mountains of Ugo, Yabnong, Purgatory, and Pulag. Next time, will be there early in the morning to see the amazing sunrise the place can offer.

The Mansion –  The official summer palace of the President of the Philippines. From Mines View Park, we rode a jeepney going to Baguio City and alight at the Mansion and Wright Park. Lucky that the gates are open, but you are prohibited to go to the main building.

Wright Park – Just across The Mansion is Wright Park, a quiet park with a long reflecting pond and pine trees. It is connected to the other side of the park where ponies are available for children, so they can enjoy horseback riding.

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Itinerary

DAY 1
7:20am at MRT-Boni going to MRT-Taft
8:00am Bus left Victory Liner Pasay Terminal
11:30am at Pura bus stop in Tarlac
1:00pm at Sison bus stop
3:00pm at Baguio City, Victory Liner terminal
3:45pm at Eurotel for check-in
6:40pm Casa Vallejo (made reservation)
7:15pm Dinner at Solibao Restaurant – Session
9:30pm Back to hotel
DAY 2
7:30am Wake-up call
8:30am Breakfast at hotel
11:30am Bound to Strawberry farm
12:00pm Strawberry Farm, Benguet
1:45pm Going to Bell Church and Stobosa
2:15pm at Colors of Stobosa
2:35pm Snack at Sinner or Saint Café
3:00pm at Bell Church
4:00pm Going back to hotel
4:15pm At Baguio City (Magsaysay)
4:30pm Baguio Public Market
5:00pm Back to hotel
6:20pm Going to Hill Station – Casa Vallejo
6:30pm Hill Station for Dinner
8:30pm at Burnham Park
10:00pm at Eurotel Hotel
DAY 3
6:00am Hotel breakfast
10:00am Going to Burnham Park and Rizal Park
11:30am at Baguio Museum
1:00pm Lunch at Dencio’s SM
2:30pm Going to Mines View Park
3:30pm Going to The Mansion and Wright Park
4:30pm At SM Baguio
5:45pm Dinner at Baguio Central Park
7:00pm Left Eurotel hotel going to terminal
8:40pm Bus left terminal going to Manila
10:15pm At Sison Bus Stop
3:00am Back to Manila

 

Budget/Expenses

 

TOTAL

EACH

MRT Fare

40

20

Victory Liner – to Baguio

910

455

Victory Liner – to Manila

910

455

Grab to hotel

146

73

Eurotel Hotel (2 Nights)

4500

2250

Grab car to Casa Vallejo

90

45

Solibao Restaurant – Dinner

400

200

Jeep to Strawberry Farm

22.50

11.25

Strawberry Ice Cream

50

25

Jeep to Stobosa

17

8.50

Souvenirs

200

100

Sinner or Saint Café – Snacks

250

125

Jeep to Baguio City

17

8.50

Walis at Baguio Market

300

150

Grab from Hotel to Hill Station

95

47.50

Ice cream at Rizal Park

20

10

Baguio Museum Entrance

80

40

Lunch at Dencio’s SM

450

225

Grab to Mines View Park

121

60.50

Jeep to The Mansion

17

8.50

Taxi to SM

63

31.50

Snacks – Turon

30

15

Baguio Central Park – Dinner

600

300

Grab to Terminal

140

70

TOTAL

9,468.50

4,734.25

Just showed the basic expenses here related to our travel, your expenses might be different specifically the expenses related to food and transportation.

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