3D/2N Baguio City Travel Guide, Itinerary and Expenses

Everybody who haven’t been to Baguio City and watched the TV series Forevermore makes you want to go to Baguio. It’s that one of the places in the Philippines that is cold, but not ice cold, it’s just colder comparing to what the majority of the Philippines has.

So, if you’re like me who wants to visit Baguio and planning a trip to Baguio to go there anytime soon, then here’s the Exotic Philippines Baguio City 3 days and 2 Nights travel guide.

In this Baguio travel guide you will find out the tourist destinations that you can visit on your 3D/2N stay in Baguio Philippines, the hotels in Baguio city that you might like, restaurants we’ve tried, and of course our expenses and our 3D/2N Baguio itinerary.

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How to Go to Baguio City?

We’ve visited Baguio city on March 2016, and there are only few information there for people like me who are not familiar with the Luzon area since I am from Cebu Philippines. Luckily, I have friends who are travelers and are from Manila and was able to guide me through.

Luckily for you, I was able to make a vlog and give you details on how to go to the city of Pines, Baguio Philippines.

For more details, or for some who wants to read the written details of this vlog, please read my How to Go to Baguio article.

When leaving Baguio, just go back to the Victory Liner bus terminal, and let the conductor know you're going DAU or Manila.

How to Get Around?

There’s no tricycle in Baguio, but there are a lot of Taxi’s. But walking around in Baguio is more fun, and the restaurants are actually just nearby, or a few blocks away. If it looks like it’s too far away, just try at least since you won’t sweat because of the weather, and you’ll actually love walking there.

Where to Go and What to Do in Baguio City?

There are a number of tourist spots in Baguio that we’re unable to visit for some reason but mostly because around the afternoon of our first day we slept since we were not able to sleep the day before that.

But below you’ll find the tourist spots in Baguio city that may interest you but we’ve mostly visited.

Botanical Garden
Time Spent: About 1 hour
What’s there? Flowers, Garden, Japanese Tunnel
Open Hours: Not sure, but it was already open around 7am.

The Mansion
Time Spent: Less than 10 minutes.
What’s there? You won’t be able to enter. Just the view of the mansion. That’s it.
Open Hours: 9:30 am

Wright Park
Time Spent: Less than 30 minutes (we didn’t ride the horse)
What’s there? Horseback riding.

Burnham Park
Time Spent: 1-3 hours - it will depend on you.
What’s there? Biking, water fountain show, boat

Mines View Park
Time Spent: Less than 1 hour
What’s there? View

Good Shepherd
Notes: No information for you. Did not visit this Baguio tourist spot.

Diplomat Hotel
Notes: No information for you. Did not visit this tourist spot in Baguio. It’s a creepy place.

Philippine Military Academy
Notes: No information for you. Did not visit this Baguio tourist spot.

Camp John Hay Baguio
Time Spent: About 5 hours.
What’s there? Butterfly Sanctuary, Zip line, Bell Amphitheater, Bell House

Lions Head
Notes: No information for you. Did not visit this Baguio tourist spot.

SM City Baguio
Time Spent: About 2-3 hours
What’s there? It’s a different mall among all the SM mall.

Baguio Strawberry Farm
Time Spent:  about 2-3 hours
What’s there? Strawberry picking, strawberry jams, strawberry ice cream, strawberry taho

Bell Church
Notes: No information for you. Did not visit this Baguio tourist spot.

Tam-Awan Village
Notes: No information for you. Did not visit this tourist spot in Baguio.

The city of pines, Baguio Philippines are just a calm and chill place. If you’re looking for activities in Baguio or things to do in Baguio, as far as we’ve experienced its horseback riding, pasalubong shopping, and strawberry picking.

Where to Stay in Baguio City?

We actually stayed at Paladin Hotel in Baguio City which is what I recommend if you’re looking for a budget hotel to stay at, which is just a few blocks away from the Burnham Park and to a number of restaurants. Plus, we were very satisfied with our stay at this hotel. If you're interested, please watch our room tour at Paladin Hotel.

If you’re looking for other hotels in Baguio, check out my list of 12 Hotels in Baguio City which I arranged for you.

Where to Eat in Baguio City?

Of course, when in Baguio you need to eat. The following are the restaurants we tried and their ratings.

Good Taste
Food Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5
Food Prices: Affordable

Canto at Ketchup Food Community
Food Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Food Prices: Affordable

Café by the Ruins
Food Rating: 3 Stars out of 5
Food Prices: Expensive

Tender Joe
Food Rating: 1 Star out of 5
Food Prices: Average

Night Market Food Stalls
Food Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Food Prices: very affordable

We actually tried these restaurants according to recommendations in TripAdvisor, we wish we had more recommendations that will surely satisfy us.

We were so satisfied with the night market, their food is simple, affordable, delicious, and the best comparing to what we’ve tried there so far. I even wanted to bring some more at our hotel, but I’ve got the feeling I won’t be able to eat it anymore.

What to Bring in Baguio City?

I was sure I was so prepared in this trip to Baguio but I was wrong, I did wish a couple of things that I was able to bring. But here are the following things you should bring with you.
  • Jacket
  • Bigger luggage – if you’re planning to shop some pasalubong
  • Pants
  • Comfortable walking shoes
The most important to pack with you is the clothes that will keep you warm since it can be chilly there, especially if you’re a Filipino used to the hot tropical weather.

Baguio 3 Days and 2 Nights Itinerary

When we decided to go and visit Baguio, I did try to find a travel agency to take care of our itinerary or at least inquire about Baguio tour or if they offer any Baguio day tour, and it’s either they don’t respond or just not interested with my questions. So we decided to do it entirely ourselves, and prepare the whole Baguio itinerary ourselves since all we need is a transportation anyway, taxis will do it.

Day 1: Baguio Countryside Tour

  • 1AM – ETA in Clark Airport
  • 1:30 AM – ETA in DAU terminal
  • 5:30 AM – ETA in Baguio City
  • 6 AM – Breakfast at Good Taste
  • 7 AM – ETA in Botanical Garden
  • 9 AM – ETA in the Mansion
  • 9:30 AM - ETA in Wright Park
  • 10:30 AM - ETA in Canto at Ketchup Food Community
  • 1:30 PM - ETA in Mines View
  • 2: 30 PM – Check in at Paladin Hotel
We slept the whole night after this. We were so tired and need more sleep. But you may choose to go to some other destinations.

Day 2: Baguio Market and the Camp John Hay

  • 8 AM – Breakfast at Café by the Ruins
  • 9 AM – Walk to the Baguio Market
  • 10 AM – ETA at Baguio Market and Shop for Pasalubong
  • 11:30 AM – ETA at Hotel to leave the shopping
  • 1 PM – ETA at the Camp John Hay and lunch
  • 2 PM – walk to the Butterfly Sanctuary
  • 3 PM – walk to the Bell House and Amphitheater
  • 4 PM – walk to the Manor to try their desserts
  • 5 PM – ETA in Burnham Park
  • 7 PM – rest at the hotel
  • 9 PM – Dinner at the night market and shop for Ukay – Ukay
  • 11 PM – ETA at Hotel

Day 3: Strawberries

  • 6 AM – Breakfast at Hotel
  • 7 AM – ETD to the Strawberry Farm
  • 9 AM – ETA at Strawberry Farm
  • 11 AM – ETA at Hotel
  • 12 PM – Check out at the hotel
  • 1 PM – SM Baguio and Lunch
  • 2 PM – ETA at Victory Liner Bus Terminal
  • 7 PM – ETA at DAU Terminal
  • 8 PM – ETA at Airport
Again, I can’t provide you with the exact time since I’m not really good at that. But those are the most accurate time that I can give you and these are actually the exact itinerary we have, not the planned one.

Expenses in Baguio City

To give an idea of the expenses on a trip to Baguio city, let me share with you the expenses we’ve made for that trip. Please note that I was traveling with my good friend Channel, so we’re splitting some fares in the taxi. So, if there’s more of you it can be a lot cheaper.

Day 1 Expenses: P1, 172

100 – Clark to DAU
306 – DAU to Baguio
50 – Taxi to Hotel
100 – Breakfast
65 – Good Taste to Botanical Garden
41 – Botanical Garden to the Mansion
335 – Lunch at Canto (this is my own food – spent 2 hours there eating)
65 –Ketchup Food Community to Mines View
110 – Mines view to Paladin Hotel

Day 2 Expenses: P3,356

340 – Breakfast at Café by the Ruins
34 – Café by the Ruins Service charge
1880 – Pasalubong expenses (good for 2 families, and co-workers)
47 – Market to Paladin Hotel
75 – to Camp John Hay
295 – Lunch at Tender Joe
60 – Butterfly Sanctuary entrance fee
60 – Bell House entrance fee
360 – the Manor restaurant
60 – The Manor to Burnham Park
40 – bike rental
65 – Dinner at the Night Market
40 – Session Road to Paladin Hotel

Day 3 Expenses: P1,692

125 – Breakfast at the hotel
400 – to Strawberry farm
350 – 1 Kilo of Strawberry and Strawberry experience
20 – Strawberry Ice Cream
30 – Strawberry Taho
51 – Hotel to SM Baguio
210 – Lunch at SM Baguio Food Court
50 – SM to hotel
50 – Hotel to Victory Liner Bus Terminal
306 – Baguio to DAU
100 – DAU to Airport

Hotel: 6,198 (3 Days and 2 Nights Stay for 2)
Daily Expenses: P6, 220
Total Expenses: P9, 319 / person

Other than this, of course, there are some other expenses that are really not necessary like me buying a painting of an artist.

Please take note that the fares are shared expenses, so divide it to the number of persons you’re with in this trip.

Baguio Travel Tips

  • Best time to visit Baguio is November to March.
  • December is the coldest month in Baguio City.
  • If you're after the Strawberry Picking experience, there are strawberries on November to March.
  • No need to find a hotel with air conditioned room.
  • Look for hotels with hot shower or you might just get hypothermia. The water was even so cold when I was just washing my hands.
That's pretty much it, but if there's anything I missed in this Baguio travel guide, itinerary, and expenses please do let me know. If you have any questions, just leave it as a comment below! Your share and likes are highly appreciated!

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