19 days in Cuba Itinerary

19 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, Drive to Matanzas
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Matanzas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sancti Spiritus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bayamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Guantanamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Camaguey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cienfuegos
— 7 nights
Drive to Vilo Acuña International Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Matanzas

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

Though located near a popular tourist resort, Matanzas remains a relatively small town with a strong cultural heritage.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Severino Castle and Cardenas Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Club ScubAzul and Pharmaceutical Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Puente de Bacunayagua, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar, make a trip to Ermita de Monserrate, and examine the collection at Cuartel de Bomberos de Matanzas.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Matanzas online vacation planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Matanzas is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in March; daily highs in Matanzas reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Sancti Spiritus.

Things to do in Matanzas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sancti Spiritus

— 2 nights
Sancti Spíritus is a municipality and capital city of the province of Sancti Spíritus in central Cuba and one of the oldest Cuban European settlements. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the views from Puente Yayabo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, and then admire the striking features of Parque Serafin Sanchez.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sancti Spiritus tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Matanzas to Sancti Spiritus takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayamo.

Things to do in Sancti Spiritus

Parks · Historic Sites

Bayamo

— 1 night
Bayamo is the capital city of the Granma Province of Cuba and one of the largest cities in the Oriente region.OverviewThe community of Bayamo lies on a plain by the Bayamo River. On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo, then visit Paseo Bayames, and finally see the interesting displays at Wax Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bayamo sightseeing planner.

Drive from Sancti Spiritus to Bayamo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Bayamo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to Guantanamo.

Things to do in Bayamo

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Guantanamo

— 1 night
Guantánamo is a municipality and city in southeast Cuba and capital of Guantánamo Province.Guantánamo is served by the Caimanera port near the site of a U.S. naval base. On the 6th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Zoologico de Piedra.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Guantanamo trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bayamo to Guantanamo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Guantanamo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Guantanamo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Camaguey

— 4 nights
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Plaza del Carmen and Plaza San Juan de Dios. Museum-lovers will appreciate Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop and Museo Provincial General Ignacio Agramonte. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Camaguey Centro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, experience rural life at Rancho King Touristic Farm, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Ana.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Camaguey travel planner.

You can drive from Guantanamo to Camaguey in 6 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Guantanamo in March, Camaguey is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Cienfuegos

— 7 nights

Pearl of the South

The city of Cienfuegos sits in a scenic natural bay, attracting visitors from across the country and further afield since its establishment in the early 19th century.
Explore hidden gems such as Topes de Collantes and Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer. Museum-lovers will appreciate YuditVidalFaife and Deustua Galeria Taller. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cienfuegos: Trinidad (Romance Museum, Museo de Historia Municipal, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Tomas Acea, pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Benny More, contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario de Cienfuegos.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cienfuegos journey app.

Getting from Camaguey to Cienfuegos by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cuba travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.