17 days in Cuba Itinerary

17 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Havana
— 4 nights
Fly to Antonio Maceo International Airport, Drive to Guama
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Guama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Playa Giron
— 1 night
Drive
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Sancti Spiritus
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camaguey
— 1 night
Drive
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Santiago de Cuba
— 1 night
Drive
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Guardalavaca
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Holguin
— 2 nights
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Havana

— 4 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: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Havana tour planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Havana is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Havana due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in February, with highs in Havana at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Guama.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Guama

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Sugar Cane Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Maestra.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Guama trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Havana to Guama with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Havana in February: high temperatures in Guama hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Playa Giron.

Things to do in Guama

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Playa Giron

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Caleta Buena.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Playa Giron trip planner.

You can drive from Guama to Playa Giron in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, Playa Giron is slightly colder than Guama - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Sancti Spiritus.

Things to do in Playa Giron

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Sancti Spiritus

— 1 night
Sancti Spíritus is a municipality and capital city of the province of Sancti Spíritus in central Cuba and one of the oldest Cuban European settlements. On the 8th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sancti Spiritus road trip site.

You can drive from Playa Giron to Sancti Spiritus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Sancti Spiritus

Historic Sites

Trinidad

— 2 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.
On the next day, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, then kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle de los Ingenios.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sancti Spiritus to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Trinidad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Camaguey

— 1 night
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Casa Natal del Mayor (Ignacio Agramonte), steep yourself in history at Iglesia Nuestra Señora De La Merced, make a trip to Plaza del Carmen, then view the masterpieces at Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop, then take in the exciting artwork at Casa de Arte Jover, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglecia de san juan de dios.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Camaguey planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Camaguey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February in Camaguey, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Santiago de Cuba

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, see the interesting displays at Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum, contemplate the long history of Moncada Barracks, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, then make a trip to La Alameda, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca.

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

Getting from Camaguey to Santiago de Cuba by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Santiago de Cuba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Guardalavaca.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Museums · Historic Sites

Guardalavaca

— 1 night
Guardalavaca is a town in the Holguín Province of Cuba. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Guardalavaca Flea Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Guardalavaca trip planner.

Getting from Santiago de Cuba to Guardalavaca by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Guardalavaca are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Holguin.

Things to do in Guardalavaca

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Holguin

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Mon), learn the secrets of production at Fabrica de Organos and then make a trip to Plaza de La Marqueta.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Holguin trip maker website.

You can take a shuttle from Guardalavaca to Holguin in an hour. Another option is to drive. In February, daily temperatures in Holguin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.