12 days in Luzon Itinerary

12 days in Luzon Itinerary

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12 days in Luzon Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  28​h
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
Batangas City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: San Francisco


Legazpi ©
Sitting at the foot of an active volcano, Legazpi offers extensive views of the well-formed natural giant.
Change things up with these side-trips from Legazpi: Subic and Tikling Beach (in Sorsogon) and Shark Diving (in Donsol). There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Mayon Volcano, pause for some serene contemplation at Daraga Church - Our Lady of the Gate, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell, and admire the natural beauty at Lignon Hill.

For photos and more tourist information, read Legazpi trip itinerary builder site .

San Francisco, USA to Legazpi is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Philippines Time (PHT), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Legazpi hover around 87°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Batangas City.

Things to do in Legazpi

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shark Diving, Subic and Tikling Beach, Daraga Church - Our Lady of the Gate
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Mayon Volcano ©
Mayon Volcano
Subic and Tikling Beach ©
Subic and Tikling Beach
Vera Falls ©
Vera Falls

Batangas City

Batangas City ©
Batangas City, is the capital city of the Province of Batangas, Philippines. On the 7th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Milea Bee Farm, contemplate the geological forces at Taal Volcano, and then explore the activities along Lake Taal. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Casas de Taal, then take an in-depth tour of Museo nina Marcela Marino at Felipe Agoncillo, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Cathedral Marine Point Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Batangas City trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Legazpi to Batangas City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Batangas City, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Baguio.

Things to do in Batangas City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Taal, Milea Bee Farm
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Taal Volcano ©
Taal Volcano
Lake Taal ©
Lake Taal
Milea Bee Farm ©
Milea Bee Farm


Baguio ©
With its mountain location, Baguio has long been seen as a pleasant retreat from the lowland areas.
Kids will enjoy Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag and Lion's Head. When in Baguio, make a side trip to see Mount Ulap in Itogon, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Burnham Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Pulag National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Atonement Cathedral, and take some stellar pictures from Mines View Park.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Baguio road trip planning app .

Getting from Batangas City to Baguio by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Batangas City in November, things will get little chillier in Baguio: highs are around 74°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baguio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minor Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Manaoag, Ben Cab Museum, Mount Ulap
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Mount Ulap ©
Mount Ulap
Mt. Pulag National Park ©
Mt. Pulag National Park