60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
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Varadero
— 6 nights
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Havana
— 18 nights
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Vinales
— 3 nights
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Santa Clara
— 2 nights
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Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
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Trinidad
— 7 nights
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
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Holguin
— 6 nights
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Camaguey
— 2 nights
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Baracoa
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Cuba
— 2 nights
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Bayamo
— 2 nights
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Sancti Spiritus
— 2 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.
Cayo Largo is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach, and head off the coast to Cayo Rico.

Before you visit Cayo Largo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Vancouver, Canada to Cayo Largo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is 3 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in May, with highs in Cayo Largo at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Explore Varadero's surroundings by going to Matanzas (Ermita de Monserrate, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach, delve into the distant past at Cueva de Ambrosio, examine the collection at House of Rum, and walk around Josone Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Varadero vacation maker.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Varadero by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cayo Largo in May since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Havana

— 18 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Las Terrazas Complex in Las Terrazas (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, steep yourself in history at El Morro, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Havana journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Vinales

— 3 nights
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Vinales is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, Head underground at Cueva del Palmarito, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Vinales.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vinales day trip website.

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Loma del Capiro, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, then appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally make a trip to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque Leoncio Vidal, go for a walk through Iglesia de San Juan Batista, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Parrandas Remedianas.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Santa Clara trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Vinales to Santa Clara by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. June in Santa Clara sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cienfuegos

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Rancho Luna Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at El Nicho Waterfalls, and then view the masterpieces at Poco Bonito. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Galeria Santiago Hermes, make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, then steep yourself in history at Palacio de Valle, and finally stop by Punta Gorda.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cienfuegos trip planner.

Drive from Santa Clara to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cienfuegos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Trinidad

— 7 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: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni, and admire the verdant scenery at San Luis Valley.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Cienfuegos in June, Trinidad is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, then kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Cayo Guillermo when traveling from Trinidad in June, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Holguin.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Holguin: Gibara (Bateria de Fernando VII, Cueva de los Panaderos, &more) and Guardalavaca (Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail & Guardalavaca Flea Market). The adventure continues: stroll through Guardalavaca Beach, walk around Parque Calixto Garcia, kick back and relax at Playa Pesquero, and take some stellar pictures from Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz).

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Holguin trip maker website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Camaguey.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Camaguey

— 2 nights
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Casa de Arte Jover and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Ignacio Agramonte.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Camaguey holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Holguin to Camaguey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Camaguey, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Baracoa.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Baracoa

— 2 nights
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion and then take in the awesome beauty at Parque Independencia.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Baracoa day trip app.

Getting from Camaguey to Baracoa by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Camaguey in July, expect nights in Baracoa to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Baracoa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Santiago de Cuba

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Comandancia de la plata. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, then make a trip to Antonio Maceo Revolution Square, then contemplate the long history of Moncada Barracks, and finally walk around Cespedes Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santiago de Cuba trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Baracoa to Santiago de Cuba by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Santiago de Cuba, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayamo.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Bayamo

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, then take a stroll through Paseo Bayames, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Maestra.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bayamo tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Santiago de Cuba to Bayamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Bayamo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sancti Spiritus.

Things to do in Bayamo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sancti Spiritus

— 2 nights
Sancti Spíritus is a municipality and capital city of the province of Sancti Spíritus in central Cuba and one of the oldest Cuban European settlements. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo and then don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sancti Spiritus road trip planning website.

Drive from Bayamo to Sancti Spiritus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sancti Spiritus

Historic Sites

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.