20 days in Norfolk & Cebu Island Itinerary

20 days in Norfolk & Cebu Island Itinerary

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Start: Newport News, United States
Drive:  45 min
1
Norfolk, United States
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  29 h
2
Lapu Lapu, Philippines
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Moalboal, Philippines
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Oslob, Philippines
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
5
Malapascua Island, Philippines
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Newport News, United States

6
nights
Norfolk, United States

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Explore Norfolk's surroundings by going to Yorktown (Moore House & Yorktown Battlefield), Richmond (Maymont, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, &more) and Williamsburg (Water Country USA, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Charles Beach, step aboard Battleship Wisconsin, and pause for some photo ops at Armed Forces Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Norfolk online tour planner.

Newport News to Norfolk is an approximately 1- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Norfolk are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lapu Lapu.

Things to do in Norfolk

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Williamsburg, Richmond, Cape Charles, Yorktown
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg ©
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Water Country USA ©
Water Country USA
Jamestown Settlement ©
Jamestown Settlement

4
nights
Lapu Lapu, Philippines

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Lapu Lapu side-trips: Cebu City (Magellan's Cross, Yap Sandiego Ancestral House, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at San Vicente Marine Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Virgen dela Regla National Shrine, and head off the coast to Gilutongan Island.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lapu Lapu trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Norfolk to Lapu Lapu. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST) is 13 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moalboal.

Things to do in Lapu Lapu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cebu City, NTJ Watersports Cebu, Gilutongan Island
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
San Vicente Marine Sanctuary ©
San Vicente Marine Sanctuary

2
nights
Moalboal, Philippines

The collection of beaches and the treasures located just off shore encourage many people visit Moalboal.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Pescador Island and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kawasan Falls. On the next day, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Moalboal trip maker tool.

Getting from Lapu Lapu to Moalboal by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oslob.

Things to do in Moalboal

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kawasan Falls
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kawasan Falls ©
Kawasan Falls
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
Oslob, Philippines

Oslob ©
A vacation in Oslob offers a picture-perfect island paradise for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Oslob Cemetery, take in the dramatic scenery at Tumalog Falls, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oslob online vacation planner.

Drive from Moalboal to Oslob in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Malapascua Island.

Things to do in Oslob

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Tumalog Falls ©
Tumalog Falls
Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church ©
Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion Church
Oslob Cemetery ©
Oslob Cemetery

4
nights
Malapascua Island, Philippines

Holidays on Malapascua Island rarely pass without a trip out to explore the bright blue waters that surround.
Malapascua Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Langub Beach, and stroll through Guimbitayan Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Malapascua Island holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Oslob to Malapascua Island in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malapascua Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Langub Beach ©
Langub Beach
Carnasa Island ©
Carnasa Island

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