60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
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Varadero
— 6 nights
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Bus
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Cienfuegos
— 5 nights
Drive
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Trinidad
— 6 nights
Drive
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Santa Clara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cayo Santa Maria
— 2 nights
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Cayo Coco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camaguey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Holguin
— 6 nights
Drive
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Santiago de Cuba
— 6 nights
Fly to Havana, Bus to Vinales
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Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive
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Havana
— 13 nights
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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.
Varadero havana club has been added to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varadero: Matanzas (Ermita de Monserrate, Afroatenas Callejon de las Tradiciones, &more) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). There's still lots to do: stroll through Varadero Beach, get your bearings at Convention Center Plaza America, meet the residents at Delfinario, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Varadero online trip itinerary builder.

Dallas, USA to Varadero is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dallas in November; daily highs in Varadero reach 82°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 19:

3
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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.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca Beach, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo trip planner.

Getting from Varadero to Cayo Largo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in November, Cayo Largo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 22:

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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.
When in Cienfuegos, make a side trip to see Museo Giron in Playa Giron, approximately Playa Giron away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, admire the striking features of Palacio de Valle, take in the dramatic scenery at El Nicho Waterfalls, and explore the historical opulence of Jagua Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cienfuegos trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cayo Largo to Cienfuegos in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Cienfuegos are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 27:

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Vegas Grande Waterfall in Topes de Collantes (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, appreciate the views at San Luis Valley, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Trinidad Sightseeing, and take in panoramic vistas at Iznaga Tower.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 3:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): walk around Parque Leoncio Vidal, pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Artes Decorativas, and finally make a trip to Teatro La Caridad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, then don't miss a visit to NaturArte, and finally examine the collection at Museo Parrandas Remedianas.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Santa Clara trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Trinidad to Santa Clara in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Santa Clara are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Cayo Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

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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 (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then look for all kinds of wild species at Acuario-Delfinario Cayo Santa Maria, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cayo Santa Maria. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Gaviotas and then see some colorful creatures with Centre de plongee, Marina Gaviota a Cayo Santa Maria.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Cayo Santa Maria trip planner.

Drive from Santa Clara to Cayo Santa Maria in 2 hours. Traveling from Santa Clara in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cayo Santa Maria, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Cayo Santa Maria

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

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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 8th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo visit planner.

You can travel from Cayo Santa Maria to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. December in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Coco.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Acuavida Spa Talaso and then discover the deep blue sea with Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Laguna La Redonda and then identify plant and animal life at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cayo Coco road trip website.

Cayo Coco is just a stone's throw from Cayo Guillermo. In December in Cayo Coco, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Cayo Coco

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

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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.
Camaguey is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the architecture and history at Plaza del Carmen, appreciate the extensive heritage of Parque Ignacio Agramonte, stroll through Coco Beach, and steep yourself in history at Iglesia Nuestra Señora De La Merced.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Camaguey trip planner.

Drive from Cayo Coco to Camaguey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Cayo Coco in December, expect little chillier with lows of 67°F in Camaguey. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Holguin: Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail (in Guardalavaca), Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo (in Manzanillo) and Bayamo (Paseo Bayames, Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda, contemplate the long history of Bateria de Fernando VII, stroll through Playa Pesquero, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Isidore Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Holguin day trip app.

Traveling by car from Camaguey to Holguin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Holguin can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 20:

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to El Cobre Basilica in El Cobre (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Casa de Diego Velazquez, walk around Cespedes Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Maestra, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca.

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Getting from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Santiago de Cuba sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Vinales.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

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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. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Levisa.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Vinales trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago de Cuba to Vinales in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Vinales, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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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: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), contemplate the long history of El Morro, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Havana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Havana can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 11:

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.