Cebu: Itinerary, Tips and Tricks

For a geographic idiot person like me, things that saves me from being lost at an unfamiliar places are GPS, locals and the travel bloggers. To help aspiring travelers like me, I will be posting a very detailed blog posts about my visit at the Queen City of the South, Cebu.

As for now, I will be sharing my itinerary that you may use or refer to in making your own itinerary for Cebu for 4 days and 3 nights.

Day 1: Cebu City Tour
07:20 – 09:00 – NAIA to Mactan International Airport
09:00 – 09:45 – Mactan Shrine
09:45 – 10:30 – Travel to Sugbutel
10:30 – 11:30 – Check-In at Sugbutel
11:30 – 12:00 – Settle Things, Nap
12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch at CnT Lechon
13:00 – 14:00 – Fort San Pedro
14:00 – 14:30 – Magellan’s Cross
14:30 – 15:00 – Basilica Miniore del Santo Nino
15:00 – 15:30 – Cebu Metropolitan Church
15:30 – 16:00 – Cathedral Museum of Cebu
16:00 – 18:00 – Cat Café Philippines
18:00 – 19:00 – Cebu Ayala

Day 2: Moalboal and Badian
05:30 – 06:15 – Breakfast at Sugbutel
06:15 – 06:30 – Check-out at Sugbutel
06:30 – 07:00 – Travel to South Bus Terminal
07:00 – 07:30 – Waiting for Bus to Moalboal
07:30 – 10:30 – Travel from Cebu to Moalboal
10:30 – 10:45 – Habal-Habal to Panagsama
10:45 – 11:30 – Check-in to Moalboal Backpackers Lounge
11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch
12:30 – 15:00 – Snorkelling at Pescador Island and Sardine Run
15:00 – 15:30 – Habal-Habal to Kawasan Falls
15:30 – 17:30 – Kawasan Falls
17:30 – 18:00 – Travel Back to Panagsama
18:00 – 19:00 – Dinner

Day 3: Oslob and Samboan
05:00 – 05:30 – Breakfast
05:30 – 05:45 – Habal-habal to Bus Stop
05:45 – 07:30 – Travel from Moalboal to Oslob
07:30 – 08:00 – Whaleshark Interaction – Payment & Briefing
08:00 – 08:45 – Whaleshark Interaction
08:45 – 09:45 – Breakfast
09:45 – 10:15 – Habal-habal to Tumalog Falls
10:15 – 12:00 – Tumalog Falls
12:00 – 12:30 – Habal-habal to Samboan
12:30 – 14:30 – Aguinid Falls
14:30 – 15:00 – Late Lunch
15:00 – 15:10 – Travel to Binalayan Hidden Falls
15:10 – 16:30 – Binalayan Hidden Falls
16:30 – 17:00 – Prep Up
17:00 – 19:30 – Travel to Samboan to Moalboal
19:30 – 20:40 – Dinner

Day 4: Bye Cebu!
08:30 – 10:00 – Stroll at Panagsama + Breakfast
10:00 – 10:30 – Prep Up
10:30 – 10:45 – Check-out at Moalboal Backpackers Lounge
10:45 – 11:00 – Habal-habal to Panagsama to Bus Stop
11:00 – 14:00 – Travel from Moalboal to Cebu City
14:00 – 15:00 – Buy pasalubong at Tabo-an Market
15:00 – 15:30 – Taxi to Mactan Internatinal Airport
15:30 – 15:45 – Check-in *delayed flight*
15:45 – 18:00 – Eat and Stroll around the airport
18:00 – 18:10 – Boarding Time
18:10 – 19:50 – Mactan International Airport to NAIA

Tips:
– Make sure to download an offline map and mark the places that you need to visit at Cebu.
– Commuting at Cebu City saves you a lot rather riding a cab or habal-habal. The minimum fare is Php7.00 only.
– Use “Lugar Lang!” to call the attention of drivers of vehicles to stop instead of saying “Para po!” in Tagalog.
– You may experience traffic in Cebu City. Be sure to travel earlier to avoid being delayed in your trips.

Check out more of my Cebu Trip:
Chasing Waterfalls in Southern Cebu
The First Cat Cafe in PH: Cat Cafe Philippines
 Roaming Around Cebu City
 Marine Wonderland of Cebu: Panagsama, Moalboal

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8 thoughts on “Cebu: Itinerary, Tips and Tricks

  1. Mary says:

    hello! im going to do the south cebu adventure as well on october 13 for 2 days. I plan to stay at Moalboals Backpackers Inn as well, did you book in advance or walk in will do just fine?
    Also, by waiting for the bus from moalboal to oslob to samboan did it waste a lot of time for you or buses pass by right away?

    hope to hear from you. thanks! P.S. love your blog 🙂

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    • ayelouise says:

      Aww, thank you very much! 🙂

      It’s possible to book earlier but I chose to walk-in since I was to lazy to pay in advance. Haha! But if you chose to go their at peak season, it’s better to reserve your rooms earlier. 🙂
      You may check their rates and rooms here: http://www.moalboal-backpackerlodge.com/body.php?pg=rates

      The buses pass by every 30 minutes (I think). I remember that there’s a bus schedule posted in Moalboal Backpackers Lounge, you could check it out when you’re there (because I don’t trust myself too much haha)

      Goodluck on your trip to Cebu! Have fun!

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