Cebu Itinerary 7 days

​​Cebu Itinerary for 7 Days and 6 Nights 2024: Schedule of Activities and Budget

Cebu is known for its beaches, dive sites, and outdoor activities. Our Cebu Itinerary for 7 Days and 6 Nights highlights the must-see attractions in Cebu.
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Cebu Island is one of the major tourist destinations in the Philippines mostly known for its crystal clear white sand beaches, various dive sites, and unique outdoor activities. Our Cebu Itinerary for 7 Days and 6 Nights highlights the must-see attractions in Cebu.

Cebu is best explored in two parts: North Cebu and South Cebu. In North Cebu, you get many of the best white sand beaches in Cebu, thus it is more relaxed.

In South Cebu, you will experience some out-of-the-ordinary outdoor activities. Whether you want to swim with giant whale sharks, swim with millions of sardines, or do canyoneering, you can experience them all in South Cebu.

We have created North Cebu Itinerary and South Cebu Itinerary in case you want to explore different parts of Cebu. Check out more itineraries here!

Our Cebu Itinerary for 7 Days and 6 Nights touches on the following must-visit tourist spots in Cebu:

  • Bantayan Island
  • Moalboal
  • Pescador Island
  • Kawasan Falls in Badian
  • Whale shark watching and Tumalog Falls in Oslob
  • Sumilon Island

Stick around til the end to find out what the total budget is for this 7D6N Cebu Island Itinerary.

Cebu Island Itinerary 2023

DAY 1 (ARRIVAL)ACTIVITYBUDGETNOTES
7:00 amMyBus to SM City Cebu50 PHP (~1 USD)Alternatively, take a taxi directly to Pier 1 for 250 PHP (~6 USD)
8:00 am – 12:00 pmBus to Santa Fe, Bantayan Island300 PHP (~6 USD) bus fare + 305 PHP (~6 USD) ferry/terminal feeBantayan Island Ferry and Bus Schedule
12:00 pmHabal-habal/tricycle to hotel50 PHP (~1 USD)At Santa Fe Port, there are scooters for rent for 300 PHP (~6 USD) per day.
1:00 pmCheck in at your hotel3,000 PHP (~55 USD) for 2 pax for 2 nightsSMAK’s Hotel
1:30 pmLunch200 PHP (~4 USD)
2:00 pmOgtong Cave Pool100 PHP (~2 USD)
4:00 pmThe RuinsFree
5:00 pmKota BeachFree
7:00 pmDinner300 PHP (~6 USD)
8:00 pmChillHr Musicbar (disco), TapaMaster Bantayan Island (live band), Ato Ni Bai (karaoke)
Bantayan Island - Cebu Itinerary 7 Days
Ogtong Cave (top left), Santa Fe ruins (top right), cliff beside the ruins (bottom left), Kota Beach (bottom right)
DAY 2 (BANTAYAN ISLAND HOPPING TOUR)ACTIVITYBUDGETNOTES
8:00 amBreakfast150 PHP (~3 USD)
9:00 am – 4:00 pmIsland hopping tour (Virgin Island, Baigad Lagoon, Hilantagaan Island)3,000 all-in package with lunch for 2 paxAsk your hotel or head over to Santa Fe Tourism Office to book a tour.
7:00 pmDinner300 PHP (~6 USD)Coucou Bar and Restaurant (dine and chill), The Hungry Beach Co (by the beach food park)
8:00 pmChill
Bantayan Island - Cebu Itinerary 7 Days
Virgin Island (left), Baigad Lagoon (right)
DAY 3 (BANTAYAN ISLAND COASTAL TOUR)ACTIVITYBUDGETNOTES
7:00 amBreakfast150 PHP (~3 USD)
8:00 amSandira Beach60 PHP (~1 USD)
9:00 amOmagieca Mangrove Garden55 PHP (~1 USD)
11:00 amLunch200 PHP (~4 USD)
12:00 pmCheck out
12:30 pmSanta Fe Port
1:00 pmBus to Cebu South Bus Terminal305 PHP (~6 USD) bus fare + 300 PHP (~6 USD) ferry/terminal feeThere are buses at Santa Fe Port waiting to board the ferry. Take that bus to Cebu City.
6:00 pmBus to Moalboal200 PHP (~4 USD)Take a Ceres Liner bus bound for Bato via Barili.
9:00 pmHabal-habal/trike to your hotel150 PHP (~2 USD)
9:30 pmCheck in at your hotel3,000 for 2 pax for 2 nightsPawikan Beach Resort
9:30 pmDinner300 PHP (~6 USD)
bantayan island - best islands in cebu
Santa Fe Beach (top left), Sandira Beach (top right), Bobel Beach (bottom left), Paradise Beach (bottom right)
DAY 4 (BADIAN CANYONEERING + KAWASAN FALLS)ACTIVITYBUDGETNOTES
7:00Breakfast150 PHP (~3 USD)
7:30Rent a scooter300 PHP (6 USD) per day
7:30 amTravel to Lambug Beach
8:00Lambug Beach50 PHP (~1 USD) entrance fee
10:00Travel to Badian/Alegria for canyoneering briefing
10:30Lunch200 PHP (~4 USD)
11:00Canyoneering briefing
12:00 – 5:00Badian Canyoneering Tour + Kawasan Falls1,500 (~27 USD) all-in packageBadian Canyoneering Guided Tour
5:00Back to canyoneering guide’s office to pick up things
5:30 – 7:00Badian to hotel
8:00Dinner300 PHP (~6 USD)
Canyoneering in Badian Cebu - Cebu Itinerary
Tourists enjoy canyoneering in from Kanlaob Falls in Alegria to Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu
DAY 5 (MOALBOAL)ACTIVITYBUDGETNOTES
7:00 amSnorkeling at Panagsama Beach400 PHP (~8 USD)Fixed rate with a guide
8:00 amBreakfast150 PHP (~3 USD)
9:00 am – 4:00 pmPescador Island Hopping Tour3,000 PHP (~55 USD) for entire for up to 5 paxPescador Island Hopping Private Tour
4:00 pmChill at Basdaku or White BeachFree
6:00 pmTricycle back to hotel50 PHP (~1 USD) per pax
7:00 pmDinner300 PHP (~6 USD)
8:00 pmChillBlue Mango (party bar), Smooth Café (chill acoustic bar)
Panagsama Beach Moalboal - Things to Do in South Cebu
Coral reefs, a green sea turtle, and millions of sardines found in Moalboal, Cebu
DAY 6 (SUMILON ISLAND + TUMALOG FALLS)ACTIVITYBUDGETNOTES
7:00 amBreakfast150 PHP (~3 USD)
7:30 amCheck out
7:45 amHabal-habal/tricycle to Moalboal Bus Stop100 PHP (~2 USD)
8:00 amBus to Bato Bus Terminal in Samboan150 PHP (~3 USD)
10:00 amBus to Oslob (Cebu City via Oslob)50 PHP (~1 USD)Tell the driver/conductor to drop you off at Island Front – Bangcogon Resort and Restaurant.
10:30 amCheck in at your hotel1,500 PHP (~30 USD)Island Front – Bangcogon Resort and Restaurant
11:00 amLunch200 PHP (~4 USD)
12:00 pmBoat to Sumilon IslandIncluded in day pass. Day users are a priority.
12:30 pmSumilon Island1,440 PHP (~27 USD)Bluewater Sumilon Day Pass
2:30 pmBoat to Island Front – Bangcogon Resort and Restaurant
3:00 pmHabal-habal/tricycle to Tumalog Falls200 PHP (~2 USD) for 2 way
3:30 pmTumalog Falls40 PHP (~1 USD) entrance fee
5:00 pmBack to hotel
7:00 pmDinner300 PHP (~6 USD)
sumilon island - best islands in cebu
Sumilon Island in Oslob, Cebu from different perspectives
DAY 7 (OSLOB WHALE SHARK WATCHING / DEPARTURE)ACTIVITYBUDGETNOTES
5:45 amHabal-habal/tricycle to Oslob Whale Shark Watching activity enter20 PHP per pax
6:00 amOrientation
6:30 – 7:30 amOslob Whale Shark Watching500 PHP (~10 USD)Oslob Whale Shark Watching Joiner Private Tour
7:30 amBreakfast150 PHP (~3 USD)
8:30 amCheck out
9:00 amBus to Cebu South Bus Terminal270 PHP (~5 USD)If you’re heading to Dumaguete or Siquijor, proceed to Bato Port or Liloan Santander Port, respectively. Leave as early as possible.
12:00 pmTaxi to hotel/airport/pier150-300 PHP (~3-6 USD)
Whale Shark in Oslob - Things to Do in South Cebu
A giant whale shark and Tumalog Falls in Oslob, Cebu

Cebu Trip Budget

The estimated budget for a trip to Cebu for 7 days and 6 nights costs around 23,625 PHP (~435 USD), including meals, transportation, accommodation, and activity expenses.

You can drastically lower your expenses by sharing guided tours with other people. For example, we included the whole cost of a boat ride to Pescador Island and Bantayan Island hopping tour. If you share with 4-6 other people, you can lower your cost by dividing 3,000 for each trip.

You can also find several budget accommodations in Bantayan Island and Moalboal for less than 800 PHP (~15 USD) per night. If you have an extra budget, check out the best hotels in the islands:

Cebu Itinerary for 7 Days and 6 Nights

That’s a wrap for our 7D6N Cebu Island Itinerary. If you are still looking for inspiration, check out the following blog posts:

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Mario Manlupig
Mario Manlupig

Mario is the Founder of CEBU INSIDER. In March 2018, he left his full-time job at the Philippines' biggest TV network and became a digital nomad, traveling all over the country until the pandemic happened. He now calls Cebu City his home.

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