30 days in Cuba Itinerary

30 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Holguin
— 2 nights
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
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Trinidad
— 4 nights
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Cienfuegos
— 3 nights
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
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Varadero
— 4 nights
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Vinales
— 3 nights
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Havana
— 8 nights

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Holguin

Holguin ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda, enjoy the sand and surf at Guardalavaca Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Bateria de Fernando VII, Head underground at Cueva de los Panaderos, and then make a trip to Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz).

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Holguin vacation maker website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Holguin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Holguin. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in April: highs in Holguin hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Guardalavaca Beach ©
Guardalavaca Beach
Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park ©
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park

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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 4th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, then fulfill a lifelong dream with Delfinario, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Holguin to Cayo Guillermo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado ©
Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado

4
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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.
Step out of Trinidad to go to Topes de Collantes and see Vegas Grande Waterfall, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, and take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. April in Trinidad sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

3
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cienfuegos: Santa Clara (Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara, Che Guevara Mausoleum, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, stop by Punta Gorda, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario de Cienfuegos.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cienfuegos online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cienfuegos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Cienfuegos, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca Beach, head off the coast to Cayo Rico, and look for all kinds of wild species at El Torreon Nursery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo travel route app.

Getting from Cienfuegos to Cayo Largo by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Varadero: Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Club ScubAzul, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Varadero Beach, walk around Josone Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Varadero online day trip planner.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Largo in April, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Varadero. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Club ScubAzul ©
Club ScubAzul
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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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.
Step out of Vinales to go to Minas de Matahambre and see Cayo Jutias, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vinales attractions planning site.

You can drive from Varadero to Vinales in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April in Vinales, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Cayo Levisa ©
Cayo Levisa

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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.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Havana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Havana, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

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