32 days in Cuba Itinerary

32 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Havana
— 7 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Cienfuegos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Clara
— 1 night
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Holguin
— 4 nights
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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 16th (Sun), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's lots more to do: stroll through Sirena Beach, kick back and relax at Punta Mal Tiempo, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Cayo Largo road trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Cayo Largo is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Cayo Largo due to the time zone difference. In May, Cayo Largo is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and contemplate the long history of El Morro.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Havana attractions planner.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Havana in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Havana, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

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 26th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and then Head underground at Cueva del Palmarito. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, then make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, and then head off the coast to Cayo Levisa.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Vinales trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vinales are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Varadero side-trips: Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Club ScubAzul, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santa Elvira, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Varadero driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Varadero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Varadero sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Cienfuegos is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Jagua Castle, appreciate the history behind Estatua de Benny More, observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario de Cienfuegos, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Santiago Hermes.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cienfuegos online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Cienfuegos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May in Cienfuegos, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

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, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, appreciate the views at San Luis Valley, stroll through Topes de Collantes, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cienfuegos in June since evenings lows in Trinidad dip to 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Clara

— 1 night
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
On the 8th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, make a trip to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then stroll around Parque Leoncio Vidal, then pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally stroll the grounds of Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Clara driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Santa Clara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trinidad in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Clara, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites · Parks

Cayo Guillermo

— 2 nights
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 9th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center and then stroll through Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cayo Guillermo day trip planner.

Drive from Santa Clara to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Holguin

— 4 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 (Paseo Bayames, Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, &more) and Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo (in Manzanillo). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Guardalavaca Beach, stroll through Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, and don't miss a visit to Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz).

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Holguin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cayo Guillermo to Holguin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Cuba travel guide

4.4
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.