Explore Baguio City with This Perfect Itinerary

Friends ready to explore Baguio CityBaguio City is one of the Philippines’ top travel destinations. It’s the go-to place to experience the cool mountain weather, to see art attractions, and to have your much-needed rest and relaxation.

In October 2017, the city was recognized by UNESCO as one of the creative cities in the world for its crafts and folk art. Baguio is also home to the Panagbenga Festival, a month-long flower festival held every February. A colorful parade with costumes and music give life to the streets, drawing locals from different regions and tourists alike to partake in the festivities.

If you’re planning to spend a day or two in Baguio, here’s a suggested itinerary to make your trip worth remembering:

Day One

Check into a boutique hotel in Baguio City where you can have breakfast and relax to prepare yourself for the day’s activities. Afterward, head to the BenCab Museum where you can witness the art of National Visual Artist Benedicto Cabrera and artifacts from the Cordillera Region.

If you want more, visit the Ili-Likha Artist Village, an art-and-food venue conceptualized by renowned Filipino artist and filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik. You can find art pieces intermingling with recycled elements in this tree house establishment, plus organic dishes to satisfy your appetite. In the afternoon, visit Baguio’s famous parks like Burnham Park and Mines View Park for scenic views and fresh air.

Day Two

Start your morning at the Baguio City Public Market where you can find fresh vegetables and coffee beans from the highlands like Kalinga and Sagada. Next up is Camp John Hay where you can have a picnic or lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a 20-minute side trip to the famous Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad where you can pick your own strawberries to bring home. To end the day, head to Session Road, the city’s commercial center, for a nightcap.

There are many other things to do in Baguio, but if your time is limited, then everything in this itinerary will do.