60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Santiago
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Santiago de Cuba
— 6 nights
Drive
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Moa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Holguin
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cayo Coco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
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Cayo Santa Maria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Clara
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trinidad
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cienfuegos
— 5 nights
Bus
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Varadero
— 6 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive
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Havana
— 14 nights
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Santiago de Cuba

— 6 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Santiago de Cuba side-trips: El Cobre (El Cobre Basilica & Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, steep yourself in history at Moncada Barracks, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, and take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Maestra.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santiago de Cuba day trip planning tool.

Exeter, UK to Santiago de Cuba is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Exeter to Santiago de Cuba. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moa.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 7:

Moa

— 2 nights
Moa is a municipality and an industrial city in the Holguín Province of Cuba. On the 8th (Fri), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Moa Nikel Mines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Alejandro de Humboldt National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Moa trip planner.

Getting from Santiago de Cuba to Moa by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Holguin.

Things to do in Moa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Holguin

— 5 nights

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.
Explore Holguin's surroundings by going to Bayamo (Parque Cespedes, Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, &more), Gibara (Museo de Historia Natural, Bateria de Fernando VII, &more) and Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo (in Manzanillo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Guardalavaca Beach, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Saetia Island, identify plant and animal life at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, and stroll through Playa Pesquero.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Holguin trip planning website.

Drive from Moa to Holguin in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Coco.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

Cayo Coco

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna La Redonda. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado, and then relax and rejuvenate at Acuavida Spa Talaso.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Coco travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Holguin to Cayo Coco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Cayo Coco, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Cayo Coco

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Cayo Guillermo

— 2 nights
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.
On the 17th (Sun), head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Delfinario, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo trip maker tool.

Cayo Guillermo is just a short distance from Cayo Coco. In January, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cayo Santa Maria.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Cayo Santa Maria

— 2 nights
An island off Cuba's north central coast, Cayo Santa Maria has become known for its long sandy beaches and all inclusive resorts.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Cayo Santa Maria, identify plant and animal life at Acuario-Delfinario Cayo Santa Maria, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza La Estrella. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Cayo Santa Maria, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Gaviotas, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Santa Maria online vacation maker.

You can travel from Cayo Guillermo to Cayo Santa Maria in 4 hours. In January in Cayo Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Cayo Santa Maria

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

Santa Clara

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Santa Clara's surroundings by going to Remedios (Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera, Iglesia de San Juan Batista, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, admire the striking features of Fabrica de Tabacos Costantino Perez Carrodegua, make a trip to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Clara day trip site.

You can drive from Cayo Santa Maria to Santa Clara in 2 hours. Traveling from Cayo Santa Maria in January, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Clara, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Trinidad

— 6 nights
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. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, identify plant and animal life at Topes de Collantes, steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios, and examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Trinidad trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Santa Clara to Trinidad in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Clara in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Trinidad. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 29:

Cienfuegos

— 5 nights

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.
When in Cienfuegos, make a side trip to see Cueva de los Peces in Playa Larga, approximately Playa Larga away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario de Cienfuegos, steep yourself in history at Palacio de Valle, and take in the dramatic scenery at El Nicho Waterfalls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cienfuegos trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Trinidad in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cienfuegos, with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 3:

Cayo Largo

— 3 nights
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 4th (Thu), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo travel route planner.

Getting from Cienfuegos to Cayo Largo by bus takes about 3.5 hours. February in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 6:

Varadero

— 6 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Varadero side-trips: Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Lolo Galeria-Taller, &more) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Varadero Beach, examine the collection at House of Rum, walk around Josone Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Elvira.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Varadero route builder.

Traveling by flight from Cayo Largo to Varadero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Largo in February, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Varadero. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 12:

Vinales

— 3 nights
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 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Vinales journey planner.

You can drive from Varadero to Vinales in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:

Havana

— 14 nights

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana online attractions planner.

You can drive from Vinales to Havana in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — Mar 1:

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.