60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Varadero
— 6 nights
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
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Cienfuegos
— 5 nights
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Trinidad
— 5 nights
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Santa Clara
— 2 nights
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Cayo Santa Maria
— 1 night
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
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Cayo Coco
— 2 nights
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Camaguey
— 4 nights
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Holguin
— 5 nights
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Santiago de Cuba
— 8 nights
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Havana
— 12 nights
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Vinales
— 5 nights

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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 Varadero's surroundings by going to Matanzas (Parque de la Libertad, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio, observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario, and get advice or help at Convention Center Plaza America.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero tour itinerary planner.

Calgary, Canada to Varadero is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Varadero. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in January, with highs in Varadero at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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Must see
Varadero Beach
4.7
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Park
Josone Park
4.1
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Must see
Club ScubAzul
5.0

3
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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 22nd (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mal Tiempo, and look for all kinds of wild species at El Torreon Nursery.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo travel route planner.

Fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Beach
Sirena Beach
4.7
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Wildlife Area
Sea Turtle Hatchery
4.4

5
nights
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.
Take a break from Cienfuegos with a short trip to Bay of Pigs Museum in Matanzas, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Pigs, explore the historical opulence of Jagua Castle, and stop by Punta Gorda.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cienfuegos trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a bus from Cayo Largo to Cienfuegos in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Water Body
Bay of Pigs
4.0
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Landmark
Parque Jose Marti
4.4
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Neighborhood
Punta Gorda
3.8

5
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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.
Take a break from Trinidad with a short trip to Vegas Grande Waterfall in Topes de Collantes, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Trinidad when traveling from Cienfuegos in January, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Beach
Ancon Beach
3.8
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Landmark
Plaza Mayor
4.6
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World heritage site
Valle de los Ingenios
3.4

2
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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.
On the 4th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally stroll around Parque Leoncio Vidal. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Parrandas Remedianas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan Batista, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Artes Decorativas, and finally don't miss a visit to Teatro La Caridad.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Clara trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Santa Clara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cayo Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Cayo Santa Maria

Cayo Santa Maria ©
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 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Cayo Santa Maria, look for all kinds of wild species at Acuario-Delfinario Cayo Santa Maria, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Santa Maria online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Clara to Cayo Santa Maria takes 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Clara in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cayo Santa Maria, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Cayo Santa Maria

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Beaches
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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.
On the 7th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, head outdoors with Delfinario, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Guillermo sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Cayo Santa Maria to Cayo Guillermo by journey takes about 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cayo Coco.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Playa Pilar
4.5
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Swim with Dolphins
Delfinario
3.8

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Cayo Coco

Cayo Coco ©
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.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the activities along Laguna La Redonda. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado, and then soothe aching muscles at Acuavida Spa Talaso.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo Coco trip planner.

Cayo Coco is very close to Cayo Guillermo. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Cayo Coco

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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Spa / Wellness
Acuavida Spa Talaso
3.9

4
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Camaguey

Camaguey ©
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Step out of Camaguey to go to Playa Santa Lucia and see Sharks Friends Dive Center, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Plaza del Carmen, shop like a local with Casa de Arte Jover, stroll around Casino Campestre, and steep yourself in history at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Camaguey road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cayo Coco to Camaguey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Beach
Coco Beach
4.0

5
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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.
Explore Holguin's surroundings by going to Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo (in Manzanillo), Gibara (Museo de Historia Natural, Bateria de Fernando VII, &more) and Bayamo (Parque Cespedes, Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Guardalavaca Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pesquero, stroll around Parque Peralta (Parque de las Flores), and visit Fabrica de Organos.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Holguin online trip planner.

You can drive from Camaguey to Holguin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Holguin are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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8
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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.
Explore Santiago de Cuba's surroundings by going to El Cobre (El Cobre Basilica & Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, examine the collection at Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de los Helechos, and walk around Cespedes Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Santiago de Cuba road trip planner.

Drive from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Mountain
Sierra Maestra
4.4
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World heritage site
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
4.6

12
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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: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, make a trip to El Capitolio, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Havana trip planning website.

Fly from Santiago de Cuba to Havana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Havana when traveling from Santiago de Cuba in February, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

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Historic Walking Area
Malecón of Havana
3.9
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Must see
Walking tours
4.9

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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.
Take a break from Vinales with a short trip to Cayo Jutias in Minas de Matahambre, about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, hit the best photo ops around with Photo Tours in Vinales with Guillermo Seijo, and Head underground at Cuevas de Santo Tomas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vinales trip tool.

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March in Vinales, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Must see
Valle de Vinales
4.8
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.7
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Beach
Cayo Jutias
4.5

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