60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba sightseeing planner

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Havana
— 19 nights
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Vinales
— 2 nights
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Varadero
— 5 nights
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
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Cienfuegos
— 4 nights
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Trinidad
— 6 nights
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Cayo Santa Maria
— 2 nights
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
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Cayo Coco
— 1 night
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Camaguey
— 3 nights
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Holguin
— 4 nights
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Moa
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Cuba
— 5 nights
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Havana

— 19 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 Santa Maria del Mar and Playas de Este for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Malecón of Havana and Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza Havana, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Havana day trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Havana is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Havana, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Havana, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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 17th (Wed): Head underground at Cueva del Palmarito, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio, then kick back and relax at Cayo Jutias, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vinales travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cueva de Ambrosio and Iglesia Santa Elvira are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Lolo Galeria-Taller and Taller de Ceramica Artistica capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Varadero: Matanzas (Club ScubAzul, Parque de la Libertad, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, examine the collection at House of Rum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayos Blancos.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Varadero day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Varadero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Visit Playa Paraiso and Punta Mal Tiempo for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Sirena Beach and Playa Blanca Beach. Take a break from Cayo Largo with a short trip to Castillo en Las Nubes in Soroa, about 58 minutes away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cayo Largo itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cayo Largo when traveling from Varadero in March, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cienfuegos

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Galeria Santiago Hermes and Museo Parrandas Remedianas. Get outdoors at El Nicho Waterfalls and Zapata Swamp. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cienfuegos: Santa Clara (Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, Che Guevara Mausoleum, &more), Iglesia de San Juan Batista (in Remedios) and Museo Giron (in Playa Giron). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at La Fernandina, admire the striking features of Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, explore the historical opulence of Jagua Castle, and view the masterpieces at CasaHuella.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cienfuegos tour itinerary maker site.

You can take a bus from Cayo Largo to Cienfuegos in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinidad

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Valle de los Ingenios and Church of the Holy Trinity. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ancon Beach and Playa La Boca. Get out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Topes de Collantes (Vegas Grande Waterfall & Museo de Arte Cubano). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, surround yourself with nature on Trinidad Sightseeing, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Boca 253, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Trinidad trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Santa Maria.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cayo Santa Maria

— 2 nights
An island off Cuba's north central coast, Cayo Santa Maria has become known for its long sandy beaches and all inclusive resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): browse the different shops at Plaza Las Dunas, identify plant and animal life at Acuario-Delfinario Cayo Santa Maria, then stroll through Playa Cayo Santa Maria, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza La Estrella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de las Gaviotas, then head off the coast to Cayo Santa Maria, and then head outdoors with Centre de plongee, Marina Gaviota a Cayo Santa Maria.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Santa Maria holiday planner.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cayo Santa Maria in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cayo Santa Maria can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Cayo Santa Maria

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, then fulfill a lifelong dream with Delfinario, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Guillermo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo trip builder site.

You can drive from Cayo Santa Maria to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. April in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Coco.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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 9th (Fri), soothe aching muscles at Acuavida Spa Talaso, discover the deep blue sea with Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo Coco road trip website.

Cayo Coco is very close to Cayo Guillermo. In April, daily temperatures in Cayo Coco can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Camaguey.

Things to do in Cayo Coco

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Camaguey

— 3 nights
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 Mercado Agropecuario El Rio. You'll explore and learn at Estudio Galeria Magdiel and Museo Provincial General Ignacio Agramonte. And it doesn't end there: admire the architecture and history at Plaza del Carmen, steep yourself in history at Iglesia Nuestra Señora De La Merced, kick back and relax at Coco Beach, and appreciate the history behind Camaguey Centro.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Camaguey tour itinerary builder website.

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. In April, daytime highs in Camaguey are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Holguin

— 4 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.
Let the collections at Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes and Wax Museum capture your imagination. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Guardalavaca Beach and Playa Esmeralda. Get out of town with these interesting Holguin side-trips: Bayamo (Paseo Bayames & Parque Cespedes), Playa Blanca (in Rafael Freyre) and Guardalavaca (Guardalavaca Flea Market & Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pesquero, look for all kinds of wild species at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Saetia Island, and learn the secrets of production at Fabrica de Organos.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Holguin tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Camaguey to Holguin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Holguin can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moa.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Moa

— 2 nights
Moa is a municipality and an industrial city in the Holguín Province of Cuba. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Alejandro de Humboldt National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Moa Nikel Mines.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Moa road trip website.

Drive from Holguin to Moa in 3 hours. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Moa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Santiago de Cuba

— 5 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa de Diego Velazquez and Memorial Vilma Espin Guillois. Get in touch with nature at Sierra Maestra and Comandancia de la plata. Explore Santiago de Cuba's surroundings by going to Sugar Cane Museum (in Guama) and El Cobre (Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre & El Cobre Basilica). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrada Familia, and see the interesting displays at Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santiago de Cuba trip planner.

You can drive from Moa to Santiago de Cuba in 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.