885
trips planned today
4.6
out of 5
Trustscore rating
©

Santiago de Cuba trip planner

Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free

Itinerary planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Santiago de Cuba

3.6
Castles · Cemeteries · Landmarks
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. Fast-paced, hot, and sticky, the city splits opinions with Cubans and international visitors, with it seeming relentless or thriving, dangerous or passionate, polluted or lively depending on who you ask. An acquired taste perhaps, but its cultural and political relevance cannot be denied, with a young Fidel Castro beginning his nationalist Revolution here, and a wealth of popular Cuban musical styles said to have developed first in Santiago de Cuba. The downtown historical attractions of Santiago de Cuba include colonial architecture, monumental squares and sculptures, and a scattering of museums. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Santiago de Cuba and add them to your vacation plans using our Cuba trip itinerary site.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Santiago de Cuba

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Santiago de Cuba

See all ›
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Santiago de Cuba

4.3
Duration: 1 hour
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
2.6
Duration: 2 hours
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Santiago de Cuba

4.5
Duration: 4 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Santiago de Cuba

4.5
Duration: 2 hours
2.1
Duration: 2 hours
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Santiago de Cuba

4.0
Duration: 2 hours
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Santiago de Cuba

3.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Santiago de Cuba

During a vacation in Santiago de Cuba, guests usually stay in one of two neighborhoods--the city center or near the university. Those choosing the center have easy access to the best tourist attractions in the city from a wide range of bed and breakfasts, hostels, and lodges. Staying near the university can prove slightly more budget-friendly, with easy access to the city's bus terminal.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Places to visit with Santiago de Cuba

Recently planned trips to Santiago de Cuba

58 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM POLAND December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Santiago de Cuba BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 51 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 60 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Canada, United States, Caribbean, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 19 days in Havana, Santiago de Cuba & Trinidad BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 30 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM TURKEY November, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM TURKEY November, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans