60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba tour planner

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Varadero
— 7 nights
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Vinales
— 4 nights
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Cienfuegos
— 5 nights
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Trinidad
— 8 nights
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Camaguey
— 5 nights
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Holguin
— 6 nights
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Santiago de Cuba
— 8 nights
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Havana
— 16 nights
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Varadero

— 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Cueva de Ambrosio and Iglesia Santa Elvira are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pharmaceutical Museum and Palmar de Junco. Get out of town with these interesting Varadero side-trips: Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas) and Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Parque de la Libertad, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll through Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, don't miss a visit to Parque Central, examine the collection at Museo Municipal Varadero, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Varadero trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Varadero is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Varadero. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Varadero at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Vinales

— 4 nights
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
You'll get in some beach time at Cayo Jutias and Punta Mal Tiempo. Get in touch with nature at Sea Turtle Hatchery and Horseback Riding Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vinales: La Catedral de Pinar del Rio (Catedral de San Rosendo) (in Pinar del Rio) and Cueva de los Portales (in San Diego de los Banos). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Vinales, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Vinales day trip planner.

Drive from Varadero to Vinales in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vinales are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Vinales

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cienfuegos

— 5 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.
Visit Rancho Luna Beach and Playa Larga for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palacio de Valle and Guanaroca Lagoon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cienfuegos: Museo Giron (in Playa Giron), Santa Clara (Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, Parque Leoncio Vidal, &more) and Remedios (Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera & Iglesia de San Juan Batista). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, take in the exciting artwork at CasaHuella Lisbet Studio, appreciate the history behind Estatua de Benny More, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario de Cienfuegos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cienfuegos trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Vinales to Cienfuegos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Cienfuegos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinidad

— 8 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.
Gio's Cuba Photo Tours has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Topes de Collantes and Museo de Historia Municipal. Convento de San Francisco de Asis and Ruinas de Ingenio San Isidro de los Destiladeros will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trinidad: Sancti Spiritus (Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo & Puente Yayabo) and Museo de Arte Cubano (in Topes de Collantes). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with YuditVidalFaife, take an in-depth tour of Guanuhaya Archaeology Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower, and kick back and relax at Playa La Boca.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cienfuegos to Trinidad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Camaguey

— 5 nights
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
For shopping fun, head to Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop or Estudio Galeria Magdiel. Get a sense of the local culture at Plaza del Carmen and Camaguey Centro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camaguey: Ciego de Avila (Parque Marti, Museo Provincial Simon Reyes, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza San Juan de Dios, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglecia de san juan de dios, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Camaguey trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Camaguey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Trinidad in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Camaguey, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Holguin

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cayo Saetia Island and Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park. Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita and Bateria de Fernando VII will appeal to history buffs. Explore Holguin's surroundings by going to Gibara (Museo de Historia Natural & Playa Caletones), Bayamo (Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes & Travel in the Eastern Cuba) and Guardalavaca Flea Market (in Guardalavaca). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda, make a trip to Conjunto Historico de Biran, stroll around BioParque Rocazul, and get great views at Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Holguin trip maker website.

You can drive from Camaguey to Holguin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Santiago de Cuba

— 8 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and Cementerio Santa Ifigenia. Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) will appeal to history buffs. Explore Santiago de Cuba's surroundings by going to El Cobre (El Cobre Basilica & Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre) and Guantanamo (Palacio Salcines & Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci). The adventure continues: stroll around Cespedes Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Verraco, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Vilma Espin Guillois, and examine the collection at Museo del Ron.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santiago de Cuba online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Santiago de Cuba sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Havana.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Havana

— 16 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Santa Maria del Mar and Playa de Jibacoa. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Salto de Sorao. Change things up with these side-trips from Havana: Las Terrazas (Banos del San Juan, Las Terrazas Complex, &more), Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden (in Soroa) and Jardines de Hershey (in Jibacoa). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vedado, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the long history of Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta), and visit Central Havana.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana tour planner.

You can fly from Santiago de Cuba to Havana in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santiago de Cuba in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Havana, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Havana

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.