30 days in Cuba Itinerary

30 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Bus
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Havana
— 5 nights
Fly
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Santiago de Cuba
— 5 nights
Drive
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Holguin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Camaguey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 5 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): head off the coast to Cayo Rico, kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mal Tiempo. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Vinales, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo trip planning site.

Vancouver, Canada to Cayo Largo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cayo Largo. In June, Cayo Largo is somewhat warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches

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5
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta). Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Havana: Casa Museo de Polo Montanez (in Las Terrazas) and Playa de Jibacoa (in Santa Cruz del Norte). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum, walk around Central Park, wander the streets of Central Havana, and steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Havana trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Havana takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Havana

Side Trips

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5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) and Playa El Verraco. Cementerio Santa Ifigenia and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago de Cuba side-trips: El Cobre (Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre & El Cobre Basilica) and Guantanamo (Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci & Palacio Salcines). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, examine the collection at Museo de La Imagen, take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, and steep yourself in history at Escalinata de Padre Pico.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santiago de Cuba trip itinerary site.

Fly from Havana to Santiago de Cuba in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Santiago de Cuba, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cayo Saetia Island and Playa Esmeralda. Get in touch with nature at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park and Playa Caletones. Venture out of the city with trips to Guardalavaca (Guardalavaca Flea Market & Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail), Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita (in Banes) and Gibara (Museo de Historia Natural & Bateria de Fernando VII). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Natal Calixto Garcia, get to know the fascinating history of Museo El Chorro de Maíta, and learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History.

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Drive from Santiago de Cuba to Holguin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Camaguey

Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Popular historic sites such as Camaguey Centro and Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen are in your itinerary. Head to Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop and Estudio Galeria Magdielfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Plaza del Carmen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Ana, and contemplate the long history of Casa Natal del Mayor (Ignacio Agramonte).

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Camaguey road trip tool.

You can drive from Holguin to Camaguey in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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5
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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 some historical perspective at Palacio de Valle and Convento de San Francisco de Asis. Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera and Museo de Historia Municipal will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trinidad: Museo de Arte Cubano (in Topes de Collantes), Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo (in Sancti Spiritus) and Santa Clara (Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, Teatro La Caridad, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Topes de Collantes, admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni, go for a walk through Iglesia de San Juan Batista, and appreciate the history behind Estatua de Benny More.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Camaguey to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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5
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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.
Relax by the water at Coral Beach - Playa Coral and Playa Larga. Head to Taller de Ceramica Artistica and Varadero Street Marketfor some retail therapy. Explore Varadero's surroundings by going to Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Varadero Golf Club, delve into the distant past at Cueva de Ambrosio, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal Varadero, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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You can drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Cuba travel guide

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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.