30 days in Cuba Itinerary

30 days in Cuba Itinerary

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30 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Fly:  25​h
1
Santiago de Cuba
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Holguin
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Havana
— 9 nights
Fly + train:  20​h 30​min
End: Seoul

4
nights
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.
When in Santiago de Cuba, make a side trip to see El Cobre Basilica in El Cobre, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, make a trip to Casa Museo Granjita de Siboney, stroll around Cespedes Park, and contemplate the long history of Moncada Barracks.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Cuba day trip app .

Seoul, South Korea to Santiago de Cuba is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seoul to Santiago de Cuba, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seoul in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santiago de Cuba, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sierra Maestra, Cobre, Rancho El Dajao, El Cobre Basilica
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Sierra Maestra ©
Sierra Maestra
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©

3
nights
Holguin

Holguin ©
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.
Explore Holguin's surroundings by going to Bayamo (Paseo Bayames & Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes) and Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo (in Manzanillo). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Guardalavaca Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Esmeralda, get great views at Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Saetia Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Holguin attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Santiago de Cuba to Holguin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Holguin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bayamo, Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo, Fabrica de Organos
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Guardalavaca Beach ©
Guardalavaca Beach
Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Cayo Saetia Island ©
Cayo Saetia Island

1
night
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 9th (Tue): 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.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Holguin to Cayo Guillermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Cienfuegos (Parque Jose Marti, El Nicho Waterfalls, & more) and Santa Clara (Che Guevara Mausoleum & Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child). The adventure continues: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, and steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios.

Plan my day in Trinidad using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Trinidad when traveling from Cayo Guillermo in June, with lows around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Topes de Collantes, Trinidad de Cuba
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vinales (Palenque de los Cimarrones & Valle de Vinales). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, stroll through Playa Mal Tiempo, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and head off the coast to Cayo Rico.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Trinidad to Cayo Largo with the Route module. Traveling from Trinidad in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 28°C in Cayo Largo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vinales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

3
nights
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 & Pharmaceutical Museum). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, stroll through Coral Beach - Playa Coral, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, and see the interesting displays at House of Rum.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Varadero tour itinerary app .

Getting from Cayo Largo to Varadero by flight takes about 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

9
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Step out of Havana with an excursion to Las Terrazas Complex in Las Terrazas--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to El Malecon, contemplate the long history of Revolution Plaza, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Havana attractions website .

You can drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Las Terrazas Complex
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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