60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Varadero
— 7 nights
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Vinales
— 4 nights
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Cienfuegos
— 5 nights
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Trinidad
— 8 nights
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Camaguey
— 5 nights
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Holguin
— 6 nights
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Santiago de Cuba
— 8 nights
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Havana
— 16 nights

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7
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Cueva de Ambrosio and Palmar de Junco are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia Santa Elvira and Museo Casa Natal de Jose Antonio Echeverria. Get out of town with these interesting Varadero side-trips: Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas) and Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: play a few rounds at Varadero Golf Club, go for a stroll along the water at Plaza Las Morlas, examine the collection at Museo Municipal Varadero, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Varadero trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Varadero is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Varadero. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in December, with highs in Varadero at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club

4
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
You'll get in some beach time at Cayo Jutias and Punta Mal Tiempo. Get in touch with nature at Sea Turtle Hatchery and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vinales: La Catedral de Pinar del Rio (Catedral de San Rosendo) (in Pinar del Rio) and Cueva de los Portales (in San Diego de los Banos). There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Vinales.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vinales online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Varadero to Vinales in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Vinales

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias

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.
Visit Rancho Luna Beach and Playa Larga for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palacio de Valle and Guanaroca Lagoon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cienfuegos: Santa Clara (Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, Parque Leoncio Vidal, &more), Museo Giron (in Playa Giron) and Remedios (Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera & Iglesia de San Juan Batista). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, take in the exciting artwork at CasaHuella, appreciate the history behind Estatua de Benny More, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario de Cienfuegos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cienfuegos trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Vinales to Cienfuegos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Cienfuegos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:
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Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera ©
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera

8
nights
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.
Gio's Cuba Photo Tours has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Topes de Collantes and YuditVidalFaife. Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo and Church of the Holy Trinity will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trinidad: Puente Yayabo (in Sancti Spiritus) and Museo de Arte Cubano (in Topes de Collantes). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Iznaga Tower, see the interesting displays at Santeria Israel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Trinidad vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Trinidad sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Camaguey.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 8:
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Gio's Cuba Photo Tours ©
Gio's Cuba Photo Tours
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis

5
nights
Camaguey

Camaguey ©
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
For shopping fun, head to Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop or Estudio Galeria Magdiel. Get a sense of the local culture at Plaza del Carmen and Camaguey Centro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camaguey: Ciego de Avila (Parque Marti, Museo Provincial Simon Reyes, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza San Juan de Dios, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Ana, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Camaguey trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Camaguey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Trinidad in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Camaguey, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Plaza San Juan de Dios ©
Plaza San Juan de Dios
Plaza del Carmen ©
Plaza del Carmen
Camaguey Centro ©
Camaguey Centro

6
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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'll discover tucked-away gems like Cayo Saetia Island and Parque Calixto Garcia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita and Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes. Get out of town with these interesting Holguin side-trips: Gibara (Museo de Historia Natural, Playa Caletones, &more), Guardalavaca Flea Market (in Guardalavaca) and Travel in the Eastern Cuba (in Bayamo). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda, get great views at Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Natal Calixto Garcia, and identify plant and animal life at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Holguin trip maker website.

You can drive from Camaguey to Holguin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 19:
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Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park ©
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park
Cayo Saetia Island ©
Cayo Saetia Island

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock). Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and Faro del Morro will appeal to history buffs. Explore Santiago de Cuba's surroundings by going to Guantanamo (Palacio Salcines & Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci) and El Cobre (El Cobre Basilica & Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, get engrossed in the history at Casa de Diego Velazquez, stroll around Cespedes Park, and examine the collection at Museo de La Imagen.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santiago de Cuba trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 27:
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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
El Cobre Basilica ©
El Cobre Basilica
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca

16
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa de Jibacoa and Santa Maria del Mar. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Salto de Sorao. Change things up with these side-trips from Havana: Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden (in Soroa), Las Terrazas (Banos del San Juan, Las Terrazas Complex, &more) and Jardines de Hershey (in Jibacoa). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, visit Vedado, and steep yourself in history at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Havana vacation planning app.

Fly from Santiago de Cuba to Havana in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santiago de Cuba in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Havana. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 12:
Highlights from your plan
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

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