24 days in Cuba Itinerary

24 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly to Havana, Bus to Vinales
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Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive
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Havana
— 6 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Camaguey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santiago de Cuba
— 1 night
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Vinales

— 2 nights
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and then Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Cuevas de Santo Tomas, make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, and then head off the coast to Cayo Levisa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Vinales itinerary planner.

Valletta, Malta to Vinales is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Vinales is minus 6 hours. In September, daytime highs in Vinales are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Havana

— 6 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, make a trip to El Capitolio, stop by Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), and steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Havana travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Vinales to Havana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Havana can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Varadero

— 3 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 (Parque de la Libertad, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, stroll around Josone Park, have unforgettable encounters with ScubaLibre Varadero, and get advice or help at Convention Center Plaza America.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Varadero online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Cayo Largo

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Blanca Beach, then stroll through Sirena Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mal Tiempo.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo road trip tool.

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Cienfuegos

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Galeria Santiago Hermes, view the masterpieces at Poco Bonito, then don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, then stop by La Fernandina, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario de Cienfuegos.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cienfuegos trip itinerary tool.

Take a bus from Cayo Largo to Cienfuegos in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cienfuegos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Trinidad

— 3 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.
Trinidad is known for beaches, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba, and look for all kinds of wild species at Topes de Collantes.

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Drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Trinidad are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 21st (Tue), soothe aching muscles at Acuavida Spa Talaso and then take a tour by water with Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, kick back and relax at Playa Pilar, and then stroll through Cayo Guillermo.

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo trip planner.

Drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Camaguey.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Camaguey

— 2 nights
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
On the 23rd (Thu), make a trip to Plaza San Juan de Dios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglecia de san juan de dios, take in the history at Plaza del Carmen, then contemplate the long history of Iglesia Nuestra Señora De La Merced, and finally appreciate the history behind Camaguey Centro. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Rancho King Touristic Farm, appreciate the extensive heritage of Parque Ignacio Agramonte, contemplate the long history of Casa Natal del Mayor (Ignacio Agramonte), then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Ana, and finally contemplate the long history of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Camaguey trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cayo Guillermo to Camaguey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Casa de Diego Velazquez, see the interesting displays at Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum, contemplate the long history of Moncada Barracks, then stroll the grounds of Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, then learn about all things military at Museo de la Lucha Clandestina, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca.

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Traveling by car from Camaguey to Santiago de Cuba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Santiago de Cuba sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Museums · Historic Sites

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.