26 days in Cuba Itinerary

26 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 2 nights
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Varadero
— 1 night
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Moron
— 1 night
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
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Cayo Coco
— 2 nights
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Moa
— 1 night
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Baracoa
— 1 night
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Guantanamo
— 1 night
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Santiago de Cuba
— 1 night
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Manzanillo
— 2 nights
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
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Cienfuegos
— 1 night
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Matanzas
— 1 night
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Vinales
— 1 night
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Maria la Gorda
— 1 night
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Havana
— Few hours

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Havana

Havana ©

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
On the 10th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, then admire the striking features of Havana Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza Havana, get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and finally don't miss a visit to El Capitolio.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Havana trip planning website.

Bristol, UK to Havana is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Bristol to Havana, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Varadero.

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Historic Walking Area
Malecón of Havana
3.9

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Varadero

Varadero ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, then make a trip to Parque Central, then walk around Josone Park, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario.

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Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Moron.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Varadero Beach
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Park
Josone Park
4.1

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Moron

Moron
Morón is a city and a municipality in Ciego de Ávila Province in central Cuba. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Terminal de Ferrocarriles de Moron, then step off the mainland to explore King's Gardens (Jardines del Rey), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna La Redonda.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Moron online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Varadero to Moron in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Moron sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

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Nature · Parks

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Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Guillermo
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Moron to Cayo Guillermo in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll set off for Cayo Coco on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Playa Pilar
4.5

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Cayo Coco

Cayo Coco ©
White sand beaches and calm waters have led to booming tourism in Cayo Coco, one of the main islands of the Jardines Del Rey archipelago.
On the 15th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado and then have some family-friendly fun at Rocarena Climbing Center.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Coco travel planning app.

Cayo Coco is just a short distance from Cayo Guillermo. In August in Cayo Coco, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Moa.

Things to do in Cayo Coco

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Entertainment Center
Rocarena Climbing Center
4.9

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Moa

Moa ©
Moa is a municipality and an industrial city in the Holguín Province of Cuba. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): go deep underground at Moa Nikel Mines.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moa day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayo Coco to Moa. Traveling from Cayo Coco in August, Moa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 33°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll travel to Baracoa.
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Baracoa

Baracoa ©
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Parque Independencia.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Baracoa trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Moa to Baracoa in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Guantanamo.

Things to do in Baracoa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Outdoor Activity
El Yunque
4.6

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Guantanamo

Guantanamo
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. For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Guantanamo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baracoa to Guantanamo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Guantanamo when traveling from Baracoa in August, with lows around 29°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Guantanamo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums
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Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba ©
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 21st (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Faro del Morro, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, stroll around Cespedes Park, get engrossed in the history at Casa de Diego Velazquez, then steep yourself in history at Moncada Barracks, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Cuba trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Guantanamo to Santiago de Cuba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Santiago de Cuba can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Manzanillo.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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World heritage site
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
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Historic Site
Moncada Barracks
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Manzanillo

Manzanillo ©
Manzanillo is a municipality and city in the Granma Province of Cuba. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manzanillo: Sugar Cane Museum (in Guama) and Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma (in Niquero). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manzanillo trip builder tool.

Getting from Santiago de Cuba to Manzanillo by car takes about 3.5 hours. In August in Manzanillo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Trinidad.

Things to do in Manzanillo

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Trinidad

Trinidad ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Romance Museum, then see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with YuditVidalFaife. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip builder site.

Drive from Manzanillo to Trinidad in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Museo de Historia Municipal
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Landmark
Plaza Mayor
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Beach
Ancon Beach
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Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo ©
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso, look for all kinds of wild species at El Torreon Nursery, kick back and relax at Playa Blanca Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cayo Largo day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Cienfuegos.

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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Beach
Sirena Beach
4.7

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Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos ©

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bay of Pigs. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Bay of Pigs, then meet the residents at Delfinario de Cienfuegos, then take in the dramatic scenery at El Nicho Waterfalls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cienfuegos trip maker website.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Cienfuegos by bus takes about 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cienfuegos are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Matanzas.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Water Body
Guanaroca Lagoon
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Matanzas

Matanzas ©

City of Bridges

Though located near a popular tourist resort, Matanzas remains a relatively small town with a strong cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): Head underground at Cuevas de Bellamar, see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, head outdoors with Parque de la Libertad, then snap pictures at Puente de Bacunayagua, and finally see the interesting displays at Cuartel de Bomberos de Matanzas.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Matanzas road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Matanzas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Matanzas

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Specialty Museum
Pharmaceutical Museum
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Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria and then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales.

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Getting from Matanzas to Vinales by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Maria la Gorda.

Things to do in Vinales

Nature · Parks
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Must see
Valle de Vinales
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Maria la Gorda

Maria la Gorda ©
On the 2nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Cabo San Antonio and then head off the coast to Maria La Gorda.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Maria la Gorda itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Maria la Gorda takes 3 hours. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Maria la Gorda

Nature · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Island
Maria La Gorda
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Geologic Formation
Cabo San Antonio
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Havana

Havana

Rome of the Caribbean

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Havana journey planning website.

Getting from Maria la Gorda to Havana by car takes about 4.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Wed).

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