58 days in Cuba Itinerary

58 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 2 nights
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Vinales
— 8 nights
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Havana
— 2 nights
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Cienfuegos
— 4 nights
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Santa Clara
— 4 nights
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Topes de Collantes
— 2 nights
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Holguin
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Cuba
— 7 nights
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Ciego de Avila
— 8 nights
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Trinidad
— 6 nights
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Varadero
— 4 nights
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Havana
— 7 nights

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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 9th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria del Rosario, admire the masterpieces at Casa del Benemerito de las Americas Benito Juarez, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes Decorativas, then take a stroll through El Barrio Chino (Chinatown), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Farmacia Habanera. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the masterpieces at Museo Biblioteca Servando Cabrera, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo de la Barberia, then see the interesting displays at Drogeria Johnson, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Templete.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are José Martí International Airport, Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport and Vilo Acuña International Airport. In January in Havana, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

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Museo de Artes Decorativas ©
Museo de Artes Decorativas
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Barrio Chino (Chinatown) ©
El Barrio Chino (Chinatown)

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nights
Vinales

Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cayo Jutias. Get a sense of the local culture at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and PALACIO DE GUASCH. Get out of town with these interesting Vinales side-trips: Pinar del Rio (Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation & La Catedral de Pinar del Rio (Catedral de San Rosendo)), San Diego de los Banos (Hacienda Cortina & Cueva de los Portales) and La Guira National Park (in Los Palacios). Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Vinales, appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, and make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Vinales online travel planner.

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Havana on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 19:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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Havana

Rome of the Caribbean

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for gifts at Art Market and then stop by Central Havana.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Havana trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vinales to Havana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Havana

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Central Havana
Central Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Palacio de Valle and Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer. Escape the urban bustle at Guanaroca Lagoon and Zapata Swamp. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Larga (Criadero De Cocodrilos & Playa Larga), Playa Giron (Punta Perdiz, Museo Giron, &more) and Bay of Pigs Museum (in Matanzas). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rancho Luna Beach, meet the residents at Delfinario de Cienfuegos, make a trip to Cementerio la Reina, and brush up on your military savvy at Museo Historico Naval de Cienfuegos.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cienfuegos trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Havana to Cienfuegos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cienfuegos are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
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Zapata Swamp ©
Zapata Swamp
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Guanaroca Lagoon ©
Guanaroca Lagoon

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Santa Clara

Santa Clara ©
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia de San Juan Batista and Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cayo Santa Maria and Loma del Capiro. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Clara: Cayo Santa Maria (Plaza La Estrella, Acuario-Delfinario Cayo Santa Maria, &more), Museo Parrandas Remedianas (in Remedios) and Parque natural Rancho Querete (in Yaguajay). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Teatro La Caridad, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Artes Decorativas, appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, and walk around Parque Leoncio Vidal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Clara trip planner.

Drive from Cienfuegos to Santa Clara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Santa Clara, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to Topes de Collantes.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Cayo Santa Maria ©
Cayo Santa Maria
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera ©
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera

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Topes de Collantes

Topes de Collantes ©
On the 30th (Thu), get outside with Parque Guanayara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Museo de Arte Cubano, then admire the sheer force of Vegas Grande Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, and finally explore the activities along Salto de Javira.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Topes de Collantes day trip planning site.

Drive from Santa Clara to Topes de Collantes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Clara in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Topes de Collantes, with lows of 32°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Topes de Collantes

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Vegas Grande Waterfall ©
Vegas Grande Waterfall
Salto de Javira ©
Salto de Javira

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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.
You've now added Playa Esmeralda to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Playa Blanca, stroll through Playa Esmeralda, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Monumento Nacional Bariay. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around BioParque Rocazul and then take in the dramatic scenery at Guayabo Falls.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Holguin online trip maker.

You can drive from Topes de Collantes to Holguin in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Topes de Collantes in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Holguin, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 2:
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Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda

7
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and Cementerio Santa Ifigenia. Get outdoors at Playa El Verraco and Parque Nacional de Baconao. Venture out of the city with trips to Sugar Cane Museum (in Guama), El Cobre (El Cobre Basilica & Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre) and Guantanamo (Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci, Palacio Salcines, &more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Cespedes Park, see the interesting displays at Memorial Vilma Espin Guillois, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrada Familia, and contemplate the long history of Escalinata de Padre Pico.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Cuba road trip planner.

You can drive from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Santiago de Cuba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ciego de Avila.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:
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Comandancia de la plata
Comandancia de la plata
El Cobre Basilica ©
El Cobre Basilica
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

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Ciego de Avila

Ciego de Avila ©
Ciego de Ávila is a city in the central part of Cuba and the capital of Ciego de Ávila Province. Escape the urban bustle at Cayo Media Luna and Laguna La Redonda. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Provincial Simon Reyes and Galeria Pauyet. Get out of town with these interesting Ciego de Avila side-trips: Laguna de la Leche (in Moron), Cayo Coco (Rocarena Climbing Center & Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado) and Cayo Guillermo (Playa Pilar & Cayo Guillermo). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Terminal de Ferrocarriles de Moron, stroll around Parque Marti, head off the coast to King's Gardens (Jardines del Rey), and identify plant and animal life at Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ciego de Avila journey planning app.

Drive from Santiago de Cuba to Ciego de Avila in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In February in Ciego de Avila, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Ciego de Avila

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 17:
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Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado ©
Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna
Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar

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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.
Casa de la Musica has been added to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip planner.

You can drive from Ciego de Avila to Trinidad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Trinidad sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Classes · Nightlife
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 23:
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Casa de la Musica ©
Casa de la Musica

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cueva de Ambrosio and Varahicacos Ecological Reserve. Get some cultural insight at Mi Casa Beatles and Boca de Guama. Change things up with these side-trips from Varadero: Matanzas (Ermita de Monserrate, Palmar de Junco, &more) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Natal de Jose Antonio Echeverria, kick back and relax at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayos Blancos.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Varadero online travel planner.

Drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:
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Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio

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Havana

Havana ©

Rome of the Caribbean

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Las Terrazas Complex. Get some cultural insight at Museo Napoleonico and Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi. Change things up with these side-trips from Havana: Las Terrazas (Casa Museo de Polo Montanez & Banos del San Juan), Playa de Jibacoa (in Santa Cruz del Norte) and Jardines de Hershey (in Jibacoa). Explore Havana further: deepen your understanding at University of Havana, appreciate the history behind Monument of the Street Person, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Mansiones de Miramar, and walk around Central Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Havana online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 5:
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Museo Napoleonico ©
Museo Napoleonico
Las Terrazas Complex ©
Las Terrazas Complex
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi ©
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi

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