Baguio City, Philippines is a well loved vacation destination for Filipinos and foreigners alike, with numerous touristy places to visit and a weather that's perfect for those who seek to get away from the heat and humidity of the city.
Baguio via NLEX-SCTEx 1. Take EDSA and go NORTHBOUND. You will pass by SM North EDSA on your right (now one of the biggest malls in the world!) and just go straight until you see the entrance to NLEX (National Luzon Expressway) on your right...
4. Once you enter, drive all the way to the end of SCTEx (this should take about an hour or so) and after paying the tollgate at the end, exit and turn LEFT. I SAID, "TURN LEFT". DO NOT TURN right (and for that matter, DO NOT FOLLOW any directions that say "alternate route to Baguio" - I find the alternate routes go through smaller roads and signs sometimes are incomplete so there is a greater chance of getting lost!)
5. You will then enter Tarlac City - there will be a few turns - just keep an eye out for signs pointing to BAGUIO and take those. I did not specify turns here as they may change, so just follow signs. You will also come to a fork with "To Manila" on your left and "To Baguio" on your right. Just make the right choice. :)
Going to Baguio? Go straight through Tarlac.
6. Once you reach the highway again, just Keep going STRAIGHT. DO NOT MAKE ANY TURNS. For this long stretch, you might NOT see any signs that say "To Baguio". Do not fret, you are going the right way. :D Just keep going straight - straight - straight. In Tarlac City, the streets will be a bit busy, just keep going straight and don't make any turns. Stay on the National Highway (MacArthur Highway).
7. After Tarlac City, you will pass by several more towns in the Tarlac province: Gerona, Paniqui, Moncada, San Manuel. Look out for road signs or the names of the stores around to determine where are you already. :) Again, you may not see any "To Baguio" signs here.
8. Still going straight, you will enter Pangasinan and pass by the towns of Villasis, Urdaneta, Binalonan, Pozorrubio and Sison. This will take at least 2 hours to go through.
Baguio via La Union
Kennon Road or Marcos Highway?
Kennon Road has steeper climbs and narrower roads, but is shorter than Palispis. If you think your car can go uphill and make a full turn at the same time, then go for Kennon.
But if the weather is not so good, take Palispis. :D Remember that if there's a bit of rain coming in, the fog will also come down and reduce visibility.