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SAMPLE CEBU ITINERARIES for 3, 4, 5, 6 Days Tour or More!

SAMPLE CEBU DIY ITINERARY 3, 4, 5, 6 DAYS

Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines. This stunning island province offers amazing white-sand beaches, gorgeous natural scenery, rich history and breathtaking natural wonders. There are many things to do and to explore in Cebu. Be it a historical and cultural tour, enjoying the beaches, a canyoneering adventure, or chasing its many waterfalls, it is definitely a must-visit paradise for fun, relaxation and adventure.

Having been to Cebu several times in the past, I must say that it's definitely a must-visit tourist destination in the Philippines. I hope this Cebu Travel Guide Blog's sample itineraries will help you plan your trip and take you to an unforgettable and memorable Cebu Adventure!

Sample Cebu Itineraries 3, 4, 5, 6 Days Tour 2020



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I've been to Cebu many times in the past, and I absolutely enjoyed my every visit. With this, let me share to you my recommended Cebu Itineraries that you could copy or follow in creating your own Cebu Itinerary. This guide covers Metro Cebu and some towns and cities in South Cebu.

SAMPLE CEBU DIY ITINERARY 3 DAYS

3D/2N: Sample Cebu Itinerary (3 Days and 2 Nights)


Here’s a suggested itinerary that you can follow on your travel to Metro Cebu (Cebu City, Lapu-lapu and Mactan). If you have limited time, let's say just over the weekend or a long weekend, you can use this sample 3 days and 2 nights Cebu itinerary in planning your trip. Feel free to adjust it depending on the things you want to do and on the tourist spots and attractions in Cebu you want to visit. Please note that your arrival in Cebu should be in the morning or at least before lunch time to fully maximize your time. For your car rental needs, please see rates and availability here.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL + CEBU CITY TOUR PART 1

  • Arrival at Cebu-Mactan International Airport (MCIA)
  • Travel from MCIA to Cebu City - BOOK AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE!
  • Check-in at the Hotel
  • Lunch
  • Cebu City Downtown Tour
    • Basilica del Sto. Niño
    • Magellan's Cross
    • Fort San Pedro
    • Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Skywalk Experience Adventure, Edge Coaster and Tower Zip at Crown Regency Hotel & Towers - BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKETS HERE!
  • Dinner
  • Back at the hotel

DAY 2: SIRAO FLOWER GARDEN, TEMPLE OF LEAH AND MORE!

  • Take a photo of Cebu Provincial Capitol
  • Take a look at Rizal Memorial Library and Museum
  • Visit Sergio Osmeña Museum
  • Lunch
  • Visit Cebu Taoist Temple
  • Enjoy Sirao Flower Gardens, Sirao Peak or Celosia Flower Farm
  • Visit Temple of Leah
  • Shop for pasalubong and souvenirs at Tabo-an Market
  • Dinner
  • Chill and relax at Mango Square
  • Back at the hotel

DAY 3: CEBU CITY TOUR PART 2, MACTAN SHRINE + DEPARTURE

  • Visit Heritage of Cebu Monument
  • Explore Colon Street
  • Visit the Jesuit House and the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
  • Lunch
  • Hotel check-out
  • Proceed to Mactan
  • Explore Lapu-Lapu Monument and Magellan Shrine
  • Go to Mactan-Cebu International Airport
  • Dinner
  • Departure

TRAVEL TIPS: For ease and convenience, you may avail a Private Cebu Rediscovery Tour or a Private Cebu & Mactan Twin City Tour in exploring Cebu. You may also avail a Celosia Flower Farm and Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary Half Day Tour that covers a visit to Sirao Flower Farm.


SAMPLE CEBU DIY ITINERARY 4 DAYS

4D/3N: Sample Cebu Itinerary (4 Days and 3 Nights)


If you have 4 days to spend in Cebu, you may follow this sample 4 days and 3 nights Cebu itinerary in planning your trip. Feel free to modify it depending on the things you want to do and on the tourist spots and attractions in Cebu you want to visit. Also, as much as possible, schedule your flight to Cebu in morning and fly out late at night on your last day. If you prefer to rent a car in exploring Cebu, please see rates and availability here.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL + CEBU REDISCOVERY TOUR

  • Arrival at Cebu-Mactan International Airport (MCIA)
  • Travel from MCIA to Cebu City - BOOK AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE!
  • Check-in at the Hotel
  • Lunch
  • CEBU REDISCOVERY TOUR (Afternoon tour) - BOOK HERE!
    • 1:00pm - hotel pick up
    • Fort San Pedro
    • Plaza Sugbu
    • Magellan's Cross
    • Santo Nino Church
    • Taoist Temple
    • Magallanes St.
    • South Road Properties
    • Osmena Blvd
    • Fuente Osmena Park
    • Cebu Provincial Capitol
    • Asiatown IT Park & Ayala Business Park
    • 5:00pm - hotel drop off
    BOOK A CEBU REDISCOVERY TOUR HERE
  • Skywalk Experience Adventure, Edge Coaster and Tower Zip at Crown Regency Hotel & Towers - BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKETS HERE!
  • Dinner
  • Back at the hotel

DAY 2: MACTAN ISLAND HOPPING ADVENTURE

  • If you're looking for a hassle-free and convenient Mactan Island Day Trip with Water Activities, I highly recommend that you book it with Klook for as low as ₱ 2,840 - BOOK HERE!
  • SAMPLE MACTAN ISLAND HOPPING ITINERARIES FROM KLOOK

    • Island Hopping
      • 07:50am - 09:15am - hotel pick up
      • 09:15am - 09:40am - jump off point and quick briefing
      • 09:40am - travel to Pandanon Island
      • 10:30am - arrive at Pandanon Island for swimming, snorkeling, and beach lounging
      • 12:00pm - lunch at beach hut
      • 01:00pm - travel to Nalusuan Island
      • 03:30pm - travel to Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary
      • 4:30pm - hotel drop off
    • Island - Hopping + Scuba Diving
      • 07:50am - 09:15am - hotel pick up
      • 09:15am - 09:40am - jump off point and quick briefing
      • 09:40am - travel to Pandanon Island
      • 10:30am - arrival at Pandanon Island for swimming, snorkeling, and beach lounging
      • 12:00pm - lunch at beach hut
      • 01:00pm - travel to Nalusuan
      • 01:30pm - scuba diving at Nalusuan diving site
      • 03:30pm - travel to Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary
      • 04:30pm - hotel drop off
    • Island Hopping + Parasailing
      • 07:50am - 09:15am - hotel pick up
      • 09:15am - 09:40am - jump off point and quick briefing
      • 09:40am - travel to Pandanon Island
      • 10:30am - arrival at Pandanon Island for swimming, snorkeling, and beach lounging
      • 12:00pm - lunch at beach hut
      • 01:00pm - travel to Nalusuan Island
      • 03:30pm - travel to Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary
      • 04:00pm - travel back to mainland and prepare for parasailing
      • 04:30pm - 15 minutes parasailing ride
      • 05:00pm - hotel drop off
    • Island Hopping + Scuba Diving + Parasailing
      • 07:50am - 09:15am - hotel pick up
      • 09:15am - 9:40am - jump off point and quick briefing
      • 09:40am - travel to Pandanon Island
      • 10:30am - arrival at Pandanon Island for swimming, snorkeling, and beach lounging
      • 12:00pm - lunch at beach hut
      • 01:00pm - travel to Nalusuan Island
      • 01:30pm - Scuba diving at Nalusuan diving site
      • 03:30pm - travel to Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary
      • 04:00pm - travel back to mainland and prepare for parasailing
      • 04:30pm - 15 minutes parasailing ride
      • 05:00pm - hotel drop off
    BOOK A MACTAN ISLAND HOPPING TOUR HERE
  • Back at the hotel
  • Dinner at Larsian's
  • Sleep

Another option for DAY 2 is Hilutungan, Nalusuan and Pandanon Island Hopping Tour where you could enjoy a day of sun, idyllic white-sand beaches and beautiful blue ocean waters around Mactan Island.


  • 08:45am - meet up at Marigondon, Mactan Island
  • 09:00am - start of island hopping
    • Hilutungan Marine Reserve
    • Nalusuan Island
  • 12:30pm - barbeque lunch at Pandanon Island
  • 03:00pm - return to Marigondon, Mactan Island

BOOK THIS TOUR HERE!


DAY 3: SIRAO FLOWER GARDEN, TEMPLE OF LEAH AND MORE!

  • Take a photo of Cebu Provincial Capitol
  • Take a look at Rizal Memorial Library and Museum
  • Visit Sergio Osmeña Museum
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy Sirao Flower Gardens, Sirao Peak or Celosia Flower Farm
  • Visit Temple of Leah
  • Shop for pasalubong and souvenirs at Tabo-an Market
  • Dinner
  • Chill and relax at Mango Square
  • Back at the hotel

TRAVEL TIPS: For ease and convenience, you may modify this day and book a join-in tour to Celosia Flower Farm or add Top of Cebu Private Half Day Trip in your itinerary. If you're into food, you may also consider booking a Cebu Street Half Day Food Tour for a gastronomical adventure featuring the region's local delicacies.

DAY 4: CEBU CITY TOUR PART 2, MACTAN SHRINE + DEPARTURE

  • Visit Heritage of Cebu Monument
  • Explore Colon Street
  • Visit the Jesuit House and the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
  • Lunch
  • Hotel check-out
  • Proceed to Mactan
  • Explore Lapu-Lapu Monument and Magellan Shrine
  • Go to Mactan-Cebu International Airport
  • Dinner
  • Departure

SAMPLE CEBU DIY ITINERARY 5 DAYS

5D/4N: Sample Cebu Itinerary (5 Days and 4 Nights)


Let's say you have 5 days to spend in Cebu, you may include in your itinerary the top tourist spots and attractions in Metro Cebu plus a Camotes Island adventure. Feel free to adjust this sample 5 days and 4 nights Cebu Itinerary depending on the things you want to do and to experience in Cebu. Also, be sure to schedule your flight to Cebu in morning and fly out late at night on your last day to fully enjoy this itinerary.

For ease and convenience, you may also consider a car rental service, please see rates and availability here.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL + CEBU REDISCOVERY TOUR

  • Arrival at Cebu-Mactan International Airport (MCIA)
  • Travel from MCIA to Cebu City - BOOK AIRPORT TRANSFER HERE!
  • Check-in at the Hotel
  • Lunch
  • CEBU REDISCOVERY TOUR (Afternoon tour) - RESERVE A SLOT HERE!
    • 1:00pm - hotel pick up
    • Fort San Pedro
    • Plaza Sugbu
    • Magellan's Cross
    • Santo Nino Church
    • Taoist Temple
    • Magallanes St.
    • South Road Properties
    • Osmena Blvd
    • Fuente Osmena Park Cebu Provincial Capitol
    • Asiatown IT Park & Ayala Business Park
    • 5:00pm - hotel drop off
    BOOK A CEBU REDISCOVERY TOUR HERE
  • Skywalk Experience Adventure, Edge Coaster and Tower Zip at Crown Regency Hotel & Towers - BOOK DISCOUNTED TICKETS HERE!
  • Dinner
  • Back at the hotel

DAY 2: MACTAN ISLAND HOPPING ADVENTURE

  • If you're looking for a hassle-free and convenient Mactan Island Day Trip with Water Activities, I highly recommend that you book it with Klook for as low as ₱ 2,840 - CHECK AVAILABILITY AND BOOK HERE!
  • SAMPLE MACTAN ISLAND HOPPING ITINERARIES FROM KLOOK

    • Island Hopping
      • 07:50am - 09:15am - hotel pick up
      • 09:15am - 09:40am - jump off point and quick briefing
      • 09:40am - travel to Pandanon Island
      • 10:30am - arrive at Pandanon Island for swimming, snorkeling, and beach lounging
      • 12:00pm - lunch at beach hut
      • 01:00pm - travel to Nalusuan Island
      • 03:30pm - travel to Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary
      • 4:30pm - hotel drop off
    • Island - Hopping + Scuba Diving
      • 07:50am - 09:15am - hotel pick up
      • 09:15am - 09:40am - jump off point and quick briefing
      • 09:40am - travel to Pandanon Island
      • 10:30am - arrival at Pandanon Island for swimming, snorkeling, and beach lounging
      • 12:00pm - lunch at beach hut
      • 01:00pm - travel to Nalusuan
      • 01:30pm - scuba diving at Nalusuan diving site
      • 03:30pm - travel to Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary
      • 04:30pm - hotel drop off
    • Island Hopping + Parasailing
      • 07:50am - 09:15am - hotel pick up
      • 09:15am - 09:40am - jump off point and quick briefing
      • 09:40am - travel to Pandanon Island
      • 10:30am - arrival at Pandanon Island for swimming, snorkeling, and beach lounging
      • 12:00pm - lunch at beach hut
      • 01:00pm - travel to Nalusuan Island
      • 03:30pm - travel to Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary
      • 04:00pm - travel back to mainland and prepare for parasailing
      • 04:30pm - 15 minutes parasailing ride
      • 05:00pm - hotel drop off
    • Island Hopping + Scuba Diving + Parasailing
      • 07:50am - 09:15am - hotel pick up
      • 09:15am - 9:40am - jump off point and quick briefing
      • 09:40am - travel to Pandanon Island
      • 10:30am - arrival at Pandanon Island for swimming, snorkeling, and beach lounging
      • 12:00pm - lunch at beach hut
      • 01:00pm - travel to Nalusuan Island
      • 01:30pm - Scuba diving at Nalusuan diving site
      • 03:30pm - travel to Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary
      • 04:00pm - travel back to mainland and prepare for parasailing
      • 04:30pm - 15 minutes parasailing ride
      • 05:00pm - hotel drop off
    BOOK A MACTAN ISLAND HOPPING TOUR HERE
  • Back at the hotel
  • Dinner at Larsian's
  • Sleep

Another option for DAY 2 is Hilutungan, Nalusuan and Pandanon Island Hopping Tour where you could enjoy a day of sun, idyllic white-sand beaches and beautiful blue ocean waters around Mactan Island.


  • 08:45am - meet up at Marigondon, Mactan Island
  • 09:00am - start of island hopping
    • Hilutungan Marine Reserve
    • Nalusuan Island
  • 12:30pm - barbeque lunch at Pandanon Island
  • 03:00pm - return to Marigondon, Mactan Island

BOOK THIS TOUR HERE!


DAY 3: SIRAO FLOWER GARDEN, TEMPLE OF LEAH AND MORE!

  • Take a photo of Cebu Provincial Capitol
  • Take a look at Rizal Memorial Library and Museum
  • Visit Sergio Osmeña Museum
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy Sirao Flower Gardens, Sirao Peak or Celosia Flower Farm
  • Visit Temple of Leah
  • Shop for pasalubong and souvenirs at Tabo-an Market
  • Dinner
  • Chill and relax at Mango Square
  • Back at the hotel

TRAVEL TIPS: For ease and convenience, you may modify this day and book a join-in tour to Celosia Flower Farm or add Top of Cebu Private Half Day Trip in your itinerary. If you're into food, you may also consider booking a Cebu Street Half Day Food Tour for a gastronomical adventure featuring the region's local delicacies.

DAY 4: CAMOTES ISLAND ADVENTURE

  • 06:30 - 07:00am - hotel pick-up
  • Enjoy an exciting island getaway with a day tour of the beautiful Camotes Islands from Cebu
  • Explore the mysterious and magical natural wonders like the caves, lake, and beaches of Camotes Islands
  • Admire the shimmering blue waters of the sea as you indulge in a delicious authentic Filipino cuisine lunch
  • Treat yourself to a day of relaxation, fun time in the water, and an unforgettable cliff diving experience during the trip
  • BOOK A CAMOTES ISLAND DAY TOUR HERE
  • Back at the hotel
  • Dinner
  • Sleep

DAY 5: CEBU CITY TOUR PART 2, MACTAN SHRINE + DEPARTURE

  • Visit Heritage of Cebu Monument
  • Explore Colon Street
  • Visit the Jesuit House and the Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House
  • Lunch
  • Hotel check-out
  • Proceed to Mactan
  • Explore Lapu-Lapu Monument and Magellan Shrine
  • Go to Mactan-Cebu International Airport
  • Dinner
  • Departure

SAMPLE CEBU DIY ITINERARY 6 DAYS

6D/5N or MORE: Sample Cebu Itinerary (6 Days and 5 Nights or More)


If you have more time and you want to add South Cebu in your itinerary, you may add a day or even a few more days and explore the natural wonders and amazing adventures in Moalboal, Badian, Kawasan Falls, Pescador Island, or even Bohol. Here are the sample itineraries that you could add in any of the itineraries above.

Badian Canyoneering Adventure and Kawasan Waterfalls Day Tour


For Private Tours

  • 05:00 am - hotel pick up
  • 07:30 am - arrival in Badian
  • 08:00 am - breakfast (at your own expense)
  • 08:30 am - start trekking and canyoneering
  • 12:00 pm - lunch at Kawasan Falls
  • 12:30 pm - swim at Kawasan Falls
  • 02:00 pm return to Cebu City
  • 04:00 pm hotel drop off

For Join-In Tours

  • 05:00 am - for guests staying in Mactan Island: Pick up at 7-Eleven Island Central Mall
  • 05:45 am - for guests staying in Cebu City: Pick up at 7-Eleven General Maxilom (near Burger King and Caltex Gas Station Mango)
  • 09:00 am - arrival in Badian
  • 10:00 am - start of trek and canyoneering
  • 01:00 pm - lunch (at your own expense) in Kawasan Falls
  • 01:30 pm - swimming at Kawasan Falls
  • 02:00 pm - depart for Mactan Island or Cebu City
  • 05:00 pm - end of tour, drop off at Mango Square (across 7-Eleven General Maxilom)
  • 06:00 pm - end of tour, drop off at Mactan Marina Mall (across 7-Eleven Island Central Mall)

BOOK THIS DAY TOUR HERE!


Pescador Island Hopping Private Tour

  • 05:00 am - hotel pick up (for guests staying at hotels located within Cebu City, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu only)
  • 09:30 am - arrive in Moalboal
  • 10:00 am - boat ride to Pescador Island
  • 10:30 am - snorkeling in sardine run and swimming with sea turtles
  • 12:30 pm - lunch at your own expense
  • 02:30 pm - return hotel
  • 05:00 pm - hotel drop off
  • Note: The itinerary and timings are subject to change without prior notice due to tide and weather conditions of the day. Your guide will reconfirm your schedule.

BOOK THIS DAY TOUR HERE!


Moalboal and Pescador Island

  • 05:00am - for guests staying on Mactan Island, pick up is at Shell Select (Pajo Gas Station)
  • 05:45am - for guests staying in Cebu City, pick up is at McDonald's Fuente
  • 09:00am - arrive in Moalboal
  • 10:00am - boat ride to Pescador Island
  • 10:30am - snorkeling at sardine run and swim with sea turtles
  • 12:30pm - lunch (at your own expense)
  • 02:00pm - depart for Mactan Island or Cebu City
  • 05:00pm - end of tour, drop off at McDonald's Fuente
  • 06:00pm - end of tour, drop off at Shell Select (Pajo Gas Station)

BOOK THIS DAY TOUR HERE!


You may also visit Bohol on a day tour from Cebu! Here is the sample itinerary.


Sightsee Bohol Day Tour from Cebu

  • 07:00am - hotel pick up time
  • 09:20am - ferry transfer to Tagbilaran
  • 11:20am - arrive at Tagbilaran Port
  • 11:45am - view famous Tarsiers
  • 12:30pm - lunch at the Loboc river cruise
  • 01:30pm - see the famous Chocolate Hills
  • 02:30pm - sightsee at Bilar man-made forest, Butterfly Sanctuary
  • 03:30pm - visit Baclayon Church & Museum and Blood Compact Monument
  • 05:00pm - end of tour
  • 05:30pm - return ferry back to Cebu
  • 07:30pm - arrive back in Cebu, hotel drop off

BOOK THIS DAY TOUR HERE!


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There you have it! You can use these sample Cebu Itineraries in planning an amazing and memorable Cebu Adventure!



If you have suggestions or recommendations on other things to do and see in Cebu, please leave a comment below.
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