29 days in Cuba Itinerary

29 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip itinerary planner

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Train to London Kings Cross, Fly to Havana
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Havana
— 8 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Bus
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Cienfuegos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Cayo Coco
— 1 night
Drive
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Camaguey
— 2 nights
Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Doncaster

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Havana

— 8 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.
Visit Malecón of Havana and Old Havana for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, take in the exciting artwork at Estudio Taller Santacana, and shop like a local with Yuniel Delgado Studio.

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Doncaster, UK to Havana is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Doncaster in July: high temperatures in Havana hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Varadero

— 5 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Varadero Beach and Coral Beach - Playa Coral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at House of Rum and Pharmaceutical Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Matanzas (Club ScubAzul, Cuartel de Bomberos de Matanzas, &more). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos, meet the residents at Delfinario, and take in the exciting artwork at Taller de Ceramica Artistica.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Varadero visit 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 July in Varadero, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Cayo Largo

— 3 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Paraiso and Sirena Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cayo Largo to Vinales to see Valle de Vinales about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery and enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mal Tiempo.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo journey maker tool.

Fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cienfuegos

— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jagua Castle and Palacio de Valle. Galeria Santiago Hermes and CasaHuella will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Clara (Che Guevara Mausoleum & Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child). And it doesn't end there: stop by La Fernandina, take a stroll through Punta Gorda, don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, and brush up on your military savvy at Museo Historico Naval de Cienfuegos.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cienfuegos sightseeing site.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Cienfuegos takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Trinidad

— 4 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.
Do your shopping at Lazaro Niebla Gallery and Basso Art & Souvenir Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valle de los Ingenios and Plaza Mayor. Change things up with a short trip to Museo de Arte Cubano in Topes de Collantes (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, surround yourself with nature on Trinidad Sightseeing, and examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Trinidad sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Cayo Guillermo

— 1 night
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 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Delfinario, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo vacation maker site.

Drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Coco.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Cayo Coco

— 1 night
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 28th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado and then discover the deep blue sea with Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cayo Coco trip planner.

Cayo Coco is very close to Cayo Guillermo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Cayo Coco

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Camaguey Centro, don't miss a visit to Plaza de los Trabajadores, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Casa Natal del Mayor (Ignacio Agramonte), steep yourself in history at Iglesia Nuestra Señora De La Merced, get a taste of the local shopping with Casa de Arte Jover, take in the exciting artwork at Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaza del Carmen, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Parque Ignacio Agramonte.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Camaguey day trip planning app.

Getting from Cayo Coco to Camaguey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.