4D3N Cebu City + Bantayan Island Itinerary and Expenses 2024

I've been to Cebu two times already and I haven't explored the island that much. When I went there in 2018, I visited the city and the Northern part of it (Bantayan Island). I again visited the island in 2019 and spent the whole day in the city. Come to think of it, I haven't done a blog about it, so I'm sharing my recent Cebu City trip this year.

Cebu is the oldest city in the Philippines, and this island is a fusion of rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant urban culture. 

La Vie Parisienne Main - Wine Cellar

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Here's a sample 4D3N Itinerary for Cebu City + Bantayan Island

This itinerary is just a guide that I created in case we wanted to opt for city and uphill tours, but this wasn't followed at all as we only chose to visit the common attractions nearby.

Magellan's Cross


  • Travel to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)
  • Flight from Manila to Cebu
  • Arrival at Mactan International Airport
  • Mactan Shrine
  • Leave luggage at hotel (We checked in at Bayfront Hotel Capitol Site)
  • Breakfast at Pungko Pungko sa Fuente
  • City Tour
    • Fort San Pedro
    • Magellan's Cross
    • Basilica del Sto. Nino Church
    • Heritage of Cebu Monument
    • Yap San Diego Ancestral House
  • Lunch - La Vie Parisienne (Main)
  • Check in at Hotel
  • Rest
  • Prepare for Dinner
  • Dinner at Carbon Market
    • MUST TRY: Tuslob Buwa + Lechon + Puso
  • Back to hotel and rest

  • Wake up and prepare for the day
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Swim and Chill at the hotel pool
  • Lunch - 8flix and Chill
  • Option 1: Walk to Cebu IT Park and ride a bus to TOPS (200 pesos roundtrip fare)
    • Bus at TOPS leaves every 30 minutes
  • Option 2: Rent habal-habal to visit:
    • Cebu Taoist Temple
    • Temple of Leah
    • Sachiko's Little Kyoto
    • Sirao Garden
  • Dinner: La Vie Parisienne Sky
Pastel Skies at La Vie Parisienne Sky


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  • Wake up and prepare for the day
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Travel to North Bus Terminal
  • Ride a Ceres bus going to Hagnaya Port or Sta Fe Port
  • Lunch
  • Camp Sawi Ruins & Cliff Diving Spot
  • Camp Wagi Ob-Ob Mangrove Garden
  • Swim at Sandira Beach/Kota Beach
  • Balidbid Lagoon
  • Travel back to hotel
  • Dinner
  • Rest and Sleep

  • Wake up and prepare for the day
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Swim at the beach
  • Lunch
  • Travel back to Cebu City
  • Dinner at Sugbo Mercado (Cebu IT Park)
  • Travel back to hotel 
  • Pack luggage and rest

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Swim and chill at the pool
  • Prepare for check out
  • Check out at hotel
  • Lunch
  • Travel to Mactan International Airport
  • Flight from Cebu to Manila
  • Arrival at Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Here's a summary of our total expenses. We had additional expenses since we boarded our pets in a pet hotel prior to travel, and used Grab for transport convenience.