32 days in Cuba Itinerary

32 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip itinerary planner

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Holguin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santiago de Cuba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cienfuegos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive
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Havana
— 7 nights
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Varadero
— 4 nights
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
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Holguin

— 3 nights

City of Parks

Not overly touristy, Holguin offers a different perspective on Cuban life, standing as a major city that doesn't seek to commercialize its past or cover itself in all inclusive resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Holguin side-trips: Bayamo (Parque Cespedes, Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Guardalavaca Beach, take some stellar pictures from Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), look for all kinds of wild species at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, and stroll through Playa Pesquero.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Holguin trip maker app.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Holguin is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Kaunas to Holguin, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kaunas in May, expect Holguin to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santiago de Cuba

— 3 nights
Santiago de Cuba has taken almost as much influence from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it has from Havana, distilling a concoction of cultures to create a city with a distinct identity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de Cuba: El Cobre (El Cobre Basilica & Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, walk around Cespedes Park, and delve into the mystery of Cobre.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Cuba trip planning site.

You can drive from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cayo Guillermo

— 1 night
A kay of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, Cayo Guillermo has become a popular international tourist destination, buoyed by the construction of luxury all inclusive resorts that dot the paradisal island.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, then head outdoors with Delfinario, then head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo planning site.

Getting from Santiago de Cuba to Cayo Guillermo by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. In May, daily temperatures in Cayo Guillermo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Trinidad

— 4 nights
Built on sugar and seemingly preserved in molasses, the town of Trinidad attracts visitors with its well-aged 19th century architecture and rustic charm, showcasing the sounds, scents, and sights of days gone by.
Trinidad is known for beaches, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at YuditVidalFaife.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Trinidad trip tool.

Drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Trinidad are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cienfuegos

— 3 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Cienfuegos: Santa Clara (Museo de Artes Decorativas, Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Jagua Castle, take in the pleasant sights at Malecon de Cienfuegos, take in the exciting artwork at CasaHuella Lisbet Studio, and admire the striking features of Palacio de Valle.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cienfuegos itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cienfuegos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Cienfuegos, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vinales

— 2 nights
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, and then Head underground at Cueva del Palmarito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Levisa, don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria, and then Head underground at Cuevas de Santo Tomas.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Vinales day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Vinales takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Havana

— 7 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to Paseo del Prado, and contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Havana online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Havana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Varadero

— 4 nights
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
Explore Varadero's surroundings by going to Matanzas (Cuartel de Bomberos de Matanzas, Cuevas de Bellamar, &more) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, examine the collection at House of Rum, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, and make a trip to Parque Central.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Varadero travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Cayo Largo

— 3 nights
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
On the 1st (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, identify plant and animal life at El Torreon Nursery, stroll through Punta Mal Tiempo, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cayo Largo attractions planning site.

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.