60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip planner

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Varadero
— 1 night
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Matanzas
— 3 nights
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Havana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Terrazas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 5 nights
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Pinar del Rio
— 4 nights
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Havana
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Clara
— 2 nights
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Ciego de Avila
— 3 nights
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Camaguey
— 3 nights
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Manzanillo
— 1 night
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Bayamo
— 7 nights
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Santiago de Cuba
— 4 nights
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Guantanamo
— 3 nights
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Baracoa
— 10 nights
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Guardalavaca
— 2 nights
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Holguin
— 2 nights
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Varadero

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Elvira, then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Rum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Varadero trip app.

Vancouver, Canada to Varadero is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time is 3 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Varadero at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Matanzas.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Matanzas

— 3 nights

City of Bridges

Though located near a popular tourist resort, Matanzas remains a relatively small town with a strong cultural heritage.
You've now added Cayos Blancos to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palmar de Junco and Catedral de San Carlos Borromeo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pharmaceutical Museum and Cardenas Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matanzas: Playa de Jibacoa (in Santa Cruz del Norte) and Jardines de Hershey (in Jibacoa). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cuevas de Bellamar, stop by Ediciones Vigia, take in the exciting artwork at Lolo Galeria-Taller, and get outside with Parque de la Libertad.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Matanzas trip planner.

Getting from Varadero to Matanzas by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. December in Matanzas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Matanzas

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Havana

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playas de Este. Explore hidden gems such as Taquechel Pharmacy Museum and Museo Napoleonico. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at El Morro, examine the collection at Drogeria Johnson, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Havana online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matanzas to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Terrazas.

Things to do in Havana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Las Terrazas

— 3 nights
Salto de Sorao has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Banos del San Juan and Casa Museo de Polo Montanez.

You can plan Las Terrazas trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Havana to Las Terrazas in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Las Terrazas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Las Terrazas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Vinales

— 5 nights
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Valle de Vinales and Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Cayo Jutias and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from Vinales with a short trip to Cueva de los Portales in San Diego de los Banos, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Levisa, Head underground at Cueva de la Vaca, and make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vinales road trip tool.

Getting from Las Terrazas to Vinales by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and shuttle. In December in Vinales, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Pinar del Rio.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Pinar del Rio

— 4 nights
Pinar del Río is a Cuban city, capital of Pinar del Río Province. Step out of the city life by going to Guanahacabibes Peninsula and Cueva del Palmarito. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Provincial Museum Of Pinar Del Rio and Fbrica Dei Sigari. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at La Catedral de Pinar del Rio (Catedral de San Rosendo), relax in the rural setting at Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation, and steep yourself in history at Palacio DE Guasch.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pinar del Rio road trip site.

You can take a shuttle from Vinales to Pinar del Rio in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to Havana.

Things to do in Pinar del Rio

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Havana

— 1 night

Rome of the Caribbean

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museo de las Telecomunicaciones de la Habana "ETECSA" and then look for gifts at Almacenes San Jose.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Havana trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Pinar del Rio to Havana in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Santa Clara

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Iglesia de San Juan Batista, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera, then examine the collection at Museo Parrandas Remedianas, and finally don't miss a visit to Fabrica de Tabacos Costantino Perez Carrodegua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Loma del Capiro, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Artes Decorativas, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Clara vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Havana to Santa Clara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ciego de Avila.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Ciego de Avila

— 3 nights
Ciego de Ávila is a city in the central part of Cuba and the capital of Ciego de Ávila Province. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: deepen your understanding at University of Ciego de Avila, walk around Parque Marti, and then examine the collection at Museo Provincial Simon Reyes.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ciego de Avila vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Santa Clara to Ciego de Avila in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Clara in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ciego de Avila, with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Camaguey.

Things to do in Ciego de Avila

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Camaguey

— 3 nights
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop and Casa de Arte Jover will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Estudio Galeria Magdiel or Mercado Agropecuario El Rio. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Carmen, don't miss a visit to Plaza de los Trabajadores, walk around Casino Campestre, and examine the collection at Museo Provincial General Ignacio Agramonte.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Camaguey day trip planner.

Getting from Ciego de Avila to Camaguey by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Ciego de Avila in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Camaguey, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manzanillo.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Manzanillo

— 1 night
Manzanillo is a municipality and city in the Granma Province of Cuba. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Manzanillo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Camaguey to Manzanillo takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Camaguey in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Manzanillo, with lows of 26°C. On the 13th (Wed), you're off to Bayamo.

Things to do in Manzanillo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Bayamo

— 7 nights
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. Visiting Sierra Maestra and Travel in the Eastern Cuba will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wax Museum and Jardin Botanico de Cupaynicu. And it doesn't end there: visit Paseo Bayames, examine the collection at Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, walk around Parque Cespedes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bayamo online route planner.

Drive from Manzanillo to Bayamo in 1.5 hours. January in Bayamo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will leave for Santiago de Cuba on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Bayamo

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trip

Santiago de Cuba

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and Cementerio Santa Ifigenia. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa El Verraco and Siboney Beach. Step out of Santiago de Cuba with an excursion to Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre in El Cobre--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, examine the collection at Museo del Ron, tour the pleasant surroundings at Comandancia de la plata, and get engrossed in the history at Casa de Diego Velazquez.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santiago de Cuba trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bayamo to Santiago de Cuba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Guantanamo.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Guantanamo

— 3 nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Canon del Rio Yumuri and Palacio Salcines. Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci and First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba. Step out of Guantanamo to go to Moa and see Moa Nikel Mines, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Zoologico de Piedra.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Guantanamo road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Cuba to Guantanamo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Baracoa.

Things to do in Guantanamo

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Baracoa

— 10 nights
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Yunque and Playa Blanca. Spend the 30th (Sat) exploring nature at Alejandro de Humboldt National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal del Fuerte Matachin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maguana Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parque Independencia.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Baracoa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Guantanamo to Baracoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Guardalavaca on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Baracoa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Guardalavaca

— 2 nights
Guardalavaca is a town in the Holguín Province of Cuba. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Blanca and Parque Monumento Nacional Bariay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita and Guardalavaca Flea Market. It doesn't end there: hike along Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Guardalavaca planning website.

You can drive from Baracoa to Guardalavaca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Guardalavaca can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to Holguin.

Things to do in Guardalavaca

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Holguin

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Guardalavaca Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Esmeralda. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Marqueta, get engrossed in the history at Museo Provincial La Periquera, then learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Isidore Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Holguin tour itinerary builder website.

Take a shuttle from Guardalavaca to Holguin in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Holguin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Beaches · Museums · Outdoors

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.

Artemisa Province travel guide

4.1
Gardens · National Parks · Nature & Parks
Artemisa Province is one of the two new provinces created from the former La Habana Province, whose creation was approved by the Cuban National Assembly on August 1, 2010, the other being Mayabeque Province. The new provinces were enforced on January 1, 2011.OverviewArtemisa was the largest city and municipality of the former La Habana Province. The newly formed province combined the eight western municipalities of La Habana Province and three eastern municipalities of neighbor province Pinar del Río (Bahía Honda, Candelaria and San Cristóbal). The capital and largest city is Artemisa (47,000 pop. in 2015).The new province is only larger than Havana city and Mayabeque, but with more population than four other Cuban provinces. It is the most densely populated, after Havana city and Santiago de Cuba.The economy of the Artemisa province is based mainly on agriculture (fruits, potatoes, rice, vegetables, sugar cane) and industry of building materials (two cement factories), food processing industry and power plants. It contains the important port of Mariel in the northern coast. The province is also important in the military sector with the main Cuban Air Force base (San Antonio de los Baños) the Western base of the Cuban Navy (Cabañas Bay) and the Military Academy (College) "Antonio Maceo" in Caimito.

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