22 days in Cebu Island & Tokyo Itinerary

22 days in Cebu Island & Tokyo Itinerary

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Cebu City, Philippines
— 9 nights
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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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Tokyo, Japan
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Cebu City, Philippines

— 9 nights

Queen City of the South

The country's second city, Cebu City boasts a number of interesting colonial buildings, thriving commercial areas, and historic temples.
Kids will enjoy Basilica del Santo Nino and Tops Lookout. Change things up with a short trip to Buwakan Ni Alejandra in Balamban (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Ayala Mall, take a memorable drive along Transcentral Highway, steep yourself in history at Fort San Pedro, and admire the sheer force of Inambakan Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cebu City travel route builder app.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Cebu City is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST) is 12 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Cebu City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lapu Lapu, Philippines

— 3 nights
Learn about the first encounters and a historical clash of civilizations by exploring the shrines and monuments dedicated to the Spanish explorer Fernando Magellan and Lapu Lapu, the city's eponymous hero who defeated him.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Mactan Island Aquarium will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get outside with Ocean Gems Academy, make a trip to Mercato de Mactan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Cebu Happy World Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lapu Lapu trip itinerary builder.

Lapu Lapu is just a stone's throw from Cebu City. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Tokyo, Japan

— 6 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tokyo: Maihama (Ikspiari & Tokyo DisneySea). There's much more to do: make a trip to Meiji Jingu Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, and explore the world behind art at Tokyo National Museum.

Before you visit Tokyo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lapu Lapu to Tokyo. Traveling from Lapu Lapu to Tokyo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lapu Lapu in November, with highs in Tokyo at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Cebu Island travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Historic Sites · Waterfalls
A long, thin island with a mountainous backbone running through its core, Cebu Island offers scenic nature and pristine beaches. Hikes in the hills offer fabulous views of waterfalls and the distant ocean amid lush greenery, while those who prefer urban entertainment can enjoy the bustle of the provincial capital. For more adventurous visitors, things to do in Cebu Island center mainly around water sports, such as kiteboarding, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or taking a boat trip to look for whale sharks. History buffs will enjoy visiting a Portuguese-built Catholic church and then a shrine dedicated to the chieftain who killed Magellan.