10 days in Philippines Itinerary

10 days in Philippines Itinerary

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10 days in Philippines Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Subic
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
2
Banaue
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Sagada
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  3 h 15 min
4
Vigan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Laoag
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Manila
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Shanghai

2
nights
Subic

Subic ©
Subic, officially the '', is a of the Philippines in the province of,. On the 19th (Mon), get outside with Networx Jetsports and then stroll through Anawangin Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Casa San Miguel, admire the sheer force of Pundaquit Falls, and then step off the mainland to explore Capones Island.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Subic trip itinerary builder.

Shanghai, China to Subic is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Shanghai in December, with highs in Subic at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Banaue.

Things to do in Subic

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

San Antonio, Pundaquit
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Anawangin Cove ©
Anawangin Cove
Capones Island ©
Capones Island
Pundaquit Falls ©
Pundaquit Falls

1
night
Banaue

Banaue ©
Surrounded by aesthetically pleasing and historically important rice terraces, the town of Banaue brings in many visitors each day, drawn to its World Heritage-listed agricultural sites.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Guihob Natural Pool, Banaue Rice Terraces, Hapao Rice Terraces, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Tam-an Village, appreciate the extensive heritage of Batad Rice Terraces, relax in the rural setting at Hapao Rice Terraces, appreciate the extensive heritage of Banaue Rice Terraces, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tappiyah Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Guihob Natural Pool.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Banaue trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Subic to Banaue takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sagada.

Things to do in Banaue

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tappiyah Falls ©
Tappiyah Falls
Banaue Rice Terraces ©
Banaue Rice Terraces
Batad Rice Terraces ©
Batad Rice Terraces

1
night
Sagada

Sagada ©
Occupying a cool, scenic position up in the hills, Sagada shows little colonial Spanish influence, unlike much of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Ganduyan giftshop, then Head underground at The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada, then Head underground at Sumaguing Cave, and finally see the interesting displays at Ganduyan Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sagada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Banaue to Sagada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vigan.

Things to do in Sagada

Parks Nature Shopping
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The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada ©
The Hanging Coffins Of Sagada
Ganduyan Museum ©
Ganduyan Museum
Sumaguing Cave ©
Sumaguing Cave

1
night
Vigan

Vigan ©
One of the best-preserved Spanish colonial towns in the country, Vigan has been made a World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St Augustine Church, don't miss a visit to Chapel by the Ruins, wander the streets of Vigan Heritage Village, contemplate the long history of Syquia Mansion, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Crisologo, and finally examine the collection at Crisologo Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vigan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sagada to Vigan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Vigan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Laoag.

Things to do in Vigan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Vigan Heritage Village ©
Vigan Heritage Village
Syquia Mansion ©
Syquia Mansion
St Augustine Church ©
St Augustine Church

1
night
Laoag

Laoag ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at La Paz Sand Dunes, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Monica Parish Church, examine the collection at Marcos Museum & Mausoleum, then contemplate the long history of Paoay Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Augustine's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Malacanang Of The North, admire the striking features of St. William's Cathedral, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Bojeador Lighthouse.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Laoag vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Vigan to Laoag takes 2 hours. In December in Laoag, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manila.

Things to do in Laoag

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paoay, Marcos Museum & Mausoleum, Malacanang Of The North, Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
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Paoay Church ©
Paoay Church
St Augustine's Church ©
St Augustine's Church
Santa Monica Parish Church ©
Santa Monica Parish Church

3
nights
Manila

Manila ©
The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Intramuros, admire the landmark architecture of San Agustin Church, then browse the different shops at Greenbelt Malls, and finally explore the striking landscape of Rizal Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quiapo Church, stroll through Fort Santiago, then explore the activities along Manila Bay, and finally stop by SM Mall of Asia.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manila online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Laoag to Manila in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Manila, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Manila

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Greenbelt Mall, SM Mall of Asia
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Fort Santiago ©
Fort Santiago
Intramuros ©
Intramuros
San Agustin Church ©
San Agustin Church

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