LUZON VISAYAS MINDANAO | 16-Day Trip Itinerary

Friday, December 28, 2012

Luzon Visayas Mindanao Lakad Pilipinas

I really didn’t plan to go off and cross the three main islands of the Philippines. It just so happened that I got an invite for a Mindanao festival and my other travel plans for the month of June 2012 just seamlessly volted in together. In the end, I ventured from one of the northernmost province of Luzon, visited the heart of Visayas and landed on the upper lands of Mindanao. Everything-everything in sixteen awesome days without boarding a single airplane.

Template ItineraryI T I N E R A R Y  A N D   S U M M A R Y

DAY 01: Ilocos Norte & Ilocos Sur 
En Route Metro Manila - Ilocos Norte - Ilocos Sur

DAY 02: Ilocos Norte
Bangui Windmills
KangKang Windmill Café at Bangui
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse
Postcard: A Different View of Ilocos Norte
Kapurpurawan Rock Sunset

DAY 03: Ilocos Norte & Ilocos Sur
Shooting Rocks at Currimao
Kusina Felicitas at Grandpa’s Inn
Postcard: Longanisa Vigan
Calle Crisologo at Night

DAY 04: En Route
EnRoute: Ilocos Sur-Manila-Batangas-Mindoro-Aklan
Postcard: En Route to Dipolog

DAY 05: Aklan
Postcard: Boracay Sidetrip
Boracay at Last
Boracay on a Budget
A Walk through Boracay’s White Sand Beach
Boracay Starbucks Global Icon City Mug

DAY 06: Aklan and Iloilo
EnRoute: Aklan-Iloilo City
Postcard: Visita Iglesia de Iloilo
The Fortress Church of Miag-Ao
Postcard: Stranded at the Port of Iloilo

DAY 07: Bacolod, Dumaguete and Dipolog
EnRoute: Iloilo-Bacolod-Dumaguete-Dipolog
Postcard: Quick Breakfast in Bacolod
Restreto Inn and Café

DAY 08: Dipolog
Capitols, Lechons, Houses, Peaks and Crosses
Dipolog Cathedral
Julie’s Halo-Halo
Carbonara Sardines from a Bird’s Eye View of the City
Dipolog Sunset Boulevard
Postcard: Dipolog Sunset
Goodtimes Café & Art Gallery
Big Dinner at Big Joe’s Café

DAY 09: Dipolog
Sunrise at Galas Pier
Postcard: Hudyaka ZaNorte Festival
Hudyaka Zanorte Festival 2012
Erlinda’s Food House
Rizal Landing Site at Sunset Boulevard

DAY 10: Dipolog & Dapitan
Postcard: Rizal in Dapitan
Rizal’s Mindanao Relief Map
St. James Church
EnRoute: Dapitan City-Cebu City-Camotes Island

DAY 11: Cebu
Postcard: Cebu’s Camotes Island
The Old Stone Church of Poro
Cliff Jumping at Boho Rock Resort

DAY 12: Cebu
Lake Danao at Camotes Island
Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Church
Quick Snack at Cebu’s Harbour City Dimsum
Postcard: The Milkyway
Overnight Stay at Virgin Beach Resort

DAY 13: Cebu
Mike & Diose’s Aabana Beach Resort at Malapascua

DAY 14: Cebu
Postcard: Beach Bumming at Malapascua
Island Hopping and Snorkeling at Malapascua
Dinner at Ocean Vida Restaurant

DAY 15: Cebu
Malapascua’s Bounty Beach

DAY 16: Cebu
Late Lunch at Cebu’s Famous CnT Lechon
Hidden History at Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
The 16th Century Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño
Postcard: End of the Road at Magellan’s Cross
The Historic Magellan’s Cross
Swimming with Dried Fishes at Taboan Market

I tried listing down my detailed expenses for this trip here but have to give up. It was just darn too long! Anyways, I’ll try and do separate itineraries for each provinces I visited during this trip in the near future for your reference.  For now, I hope this summary suffices. It took no less than sixty articles to cover the sixteen days I traversed Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, whew! Hope you enjoyed my stories as much as I enjoyed the trip!

Luzon Visayas Mindanao Lakad Pilipinas

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  1. round the pinas pala to! :P yaaaay ui Christian, san mo ni generate ung map chuva?

    1. Shugah! Yup around the PH kunyari haha, di ko naman naikot talaga lahat; Nakapag Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao lang. By the way iba pa to dun sa Iligan ha :)

      Yung map galing sa Google Maps tas inaayos at tinuldukan ko lang isa isa :D

  2. Ang sipag mo talaga...:-)na-inggit lang ng nabasa ko to..ahehehe...

  3. Great trip and great write-ups Christian! Nakakainggit!

  4. This is nothing short of awesome. Kudos, Christian! Your blog and your travels are a great inspiration.

  5. Seryoso? nakakapagod naman.. All in 16 days?! Take your time Christian...hehehe

    1. Haha nagkataon lang na nagkadikit dikit yung trips June kaya ganun :)

  6. yeah, sometimes it is more fun to go with the flow of the changes that happen or the accidents that interrupt one's planned activities. it can make the journey even more interesting because everything tends to happen for a purpose.

  7. 16 days lang?! Ok sana kaso ubos kaagad leave ko nito.haha anyhoo gudjab!

  8. magkano gastos mo sir? kahit approximate lang :D

  9. That's a great experience for you sir.
    I,too, wish to travel the Philippines from Luzon to Mindanao. I just don't know how. You're a lucky guy. But then again, I guess, my stomach would give in because too much traveling. Looking at the map, I guess you've never made it to Bataan.
    Oh well, just in case you'll end up being here and can't find a place to stay, there is this Fav Hotel, a great place for travelers to stay for a day of two or for as long as you want.
    I can't imagine how you managed to traveled like that in just 16 days.

    1. I have been to Bataan before but really haven't explored everything it has to offer. Need to go back there soon :)

  10. wow na wow talaga.. sana magaya ko rin yan soon hahaha

    1. Thanks Anciro! Kaya yan, ipon lang ng leaves tas file isang bagsak :D

  11. hi ate sana meron din nung itineraries ng bawat place :)

    1. Hi Ashely, click the link and it has a detailed article about what I did in that place :)