60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip planner

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Varadero
— 6 nights
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
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Trinidad
— 6 nights
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Camaguey
— 5 nights
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Santiago de Cuba
— 6 nights
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Baracoa
— 2 nights
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Holguin
— 6 nights
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
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Cayo Santa Maria
— 2 nights
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Santa Clara
— 2 nights
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Cienfuegos
— 5 nights
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Vinales
— 4 nights
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Havana
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Varadero

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve and Club ScubAzul. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pharmaceutical Museum and Museo Municipal Varadero. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varadero: Matanzas (Finca Fiesta Campesina, Cuevas de Bellamar, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio, play a few rounds at Varadero Golf Club, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santa Elvira, and make a trip to Parque Central.

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

Sydney, Australia to Varadero is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Varadero is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Varadero, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sea Turtle Hatchery and Punta Mal Tiempo. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Blanca Beach and Playa Paraiso. Get out of town with these interesting Cayo Largo side-trips: Soroa (Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden & Salto de Sorao). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, look for all kinds of wild species at El Torreon Nursery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo online travel route planner.

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinidad

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Convento de San Francisco de Asis and Manaca Iznaga. Escape the urban bustle at Topes de Collantes and Playa La Boca. Change things up with these side-trips from Trinidad: Sancti Spiritus (Parque Serafin Sanchez, Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, &more) and Museo de Arte Cubano (in Topes de Collantes). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad online travel planner.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Trinidad by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cayo Largo in January since evenings lows in Trinidad dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Camaguey.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop and Estudio Galeria Magdiel will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Sharks Friends Dive Center and Coco Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ciego de Avila (Parque Marti, Museo Provincial Simon Reyes, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaza del Carmen, see the interesting displays at Museo Provincial General Ignacio Agramonte, steep yourself in history at Casa Natal del Mayor (Ignacio Agramonte), and view the masterpieces at Casa de Arte Jover.

Make your Camaguey itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Trinidad to Camaguey in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Camaguey can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Santiago de Cuba

— 6 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 Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Appreciate the collections at Casa de Diego Velazquez and Museo del Carnaval. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago de Cuba: Guantanamo (Palacio Salcines & Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci), Sugar Cane Museum (in Guama) and El Cobre (El Cobre Basilica & Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, enjoy the sand and surf at Siboney Beach, steep yourself in history at Escalinata de Padre Pico, and see the interesting displays at Museo de La Imagen.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santiago de Cuba vacation planner.

Getting from Camaguey to Santiago de Cuba by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Santiago de Cuba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Baracoa.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Baracoa

— 2 nights
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal del Fuerte Matachin, see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and finally get outside with Canon del Rio Yumuri. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Blanca, head outdoors with El Yunque, then take in the awesome beauty at Parque Independencia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Maguana Beach.

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

Getting from Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Baracoa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita and Museo El Chorro de Maíta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo and Wax Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Holguin side-trips: Gibara (Museo de Historia Natural & Bateria de Fernando VII), Bayamo (Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion, &more) and Guardalavaca (Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail, Guardalavaca Flea Market, &more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, walk around Parque Calixto Garcia, take some stellar pictures from Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Isidore Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Baracoa to Holguin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Holguin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, then stroll through Playa Pilar, and then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado, then look for all kinds of wild species at Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center, and then soothe aching muscles at Acuavida Spa Talaso.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo planning site.

You can drive from Holguin to Cayo Guillermo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cayo Santa Maria.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Cayo Santa Maria

— 2 nights
An island off Cuba's north central coast, Cayo Santa Maria has become known for its long sandy beaches and all inclusive resorts.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Acuario-Delfinario Cayo Santa Maria, then see some colorful creatures with Centre de plongee, Marina Gaviota a Cayo Santa Maria, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza Las Dunas, then buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza La Estrella, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cayo Santa Maria, and finally head off the coast to Cayo Santa Maria.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cayo Santa Maria trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Cayo Guillermo to Cayo Santa Maria takes 4 hours. February in Cayo Santa Maria sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Cayo Santa Maria

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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 26th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Fabrica de Tabacos Costantino Perez Carrodegua, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Artes Decorativas, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera, then take in the pleasant sights at Iglesia de San Juan Batista, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Parrandas Remedianas. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, make a trip to Teatro La Caridad, walk around Parque Leoncio Vidal, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, then identify plant and animal life at Loma del Capiro, and finally don't miss a visit to NaturArte.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Clara trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Cayo Santa Maria to Santa Clara takes 2 hours. Traveling from Cayo Santa Maria in February, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Santa Clara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Caleta Buena and Playa Larga. You'll explore and learn at Museo Giron and Museo Historico Naval de Cienfuegos. Get out of town with these interesting Cienfuegos side-trips: Playa Larga (Cueva de los Peces & Criadero De Cocodrilos) and Punta Perdiz (in Playa Giron). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Guanaroca Lagoon, appreciate the history behind Estatua de Benny More, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Valle, and surround yourself with nature on Caribbean Pearl Tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cienfuegos trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Clara to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Cueva de los Portales and Provincial Museum Of Pinar Del Rio. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jardin Botanico de Vinales. Venture out of the city with trips to Hacienda Cortina (in San Diego de los Banos), Minas de Matahambre (Cayo Jutias & Fbrica Dei Sigari) and Pinar del Rio (PALACIO DE GUASCH & La Catedral de Pinar del Rio (Catedral de San Rosendo)). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, head outdoors with Parque Prehistorico, Referencia Nacional, appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, and Head underground at Cueva del Palmarito.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vinales holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Vinales takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Vinales sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Havana

— 8 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Photography Tours. You'll get in some beach time at Santa Maria del Mar and Playa de Jibacoa. Step out of Havana with an excursion to Jardines de Hershey in Jibacoa--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the interesting displays at Museo Napoleonico.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Havana road trip app.

Drive from Vinales to Havana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Havana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

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.