30 days in Cuba Itinerary

30 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 7 nights
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Varadero
— 5 nights
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
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Trinidad
— 6 nights
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
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Santiago de Cuba
— 3 nights
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Holguin
— 3 nights

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Taquechel Pharmacy Museum. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, stroll around Central Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Revolution Plaza Havana.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Havana road trip planner.

Izmir, Turkey to Havana is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Izmir to Havana is minus 8 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in November; daily highs in Havana reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Side Trip

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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Iglesia Santa Elvira. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varadero: Matanzas (Parque de la Libertad, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, stroll through Cayos Blancos, delve into the distant past at Cueva de Ambrosio, and make a trip to Parque Central.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Varadero trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Havana to Varadero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Varadero, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trip

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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Puente de Bacunayagua ©
Puente de Bacunayagua
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio

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Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo ©
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 14th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Punta Mal Tiempo and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Largo route maker.

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cayo Largo, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trinidad de Cuba and Convento de San Francisco de Asis. Venture out of the city with trips to Cienfuegos (Malecon de Cienfuegos, Palacio de Valle, &more), Iglesia de San Juan Batista (in Remedios) and Che Guevara Mausoleum (in Santa Clara). Next up on the itinerary: gain interesting insight with Trinidad Sightseeing, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, view the masterpieces at Yudit Vidal Faife, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Trinidad driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. November in Trinidad sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Trinidad de Cuba ©
Trinidad de Cuba
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis

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Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Guillermo
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 22nd (Sun), fulfill a lifelong dream with Delfinario, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can 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. In November in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) and Cespedes Park. When in Santiago de Cuba, make a side trip to see El Cobre Basilica in El Cobre, approximately El Cobre away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, learn about all things military at Museo de la Lucha Clandestina, enjoy the sea views from Faro del Morro, and steep yourself in history at Moncada Barracks.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Cuba day trip site.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Santiago de Cuba by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, train, and flight. In November, daytime highs in Santiago de Cuba are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) ©
La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock)
Cespedes Park ©
Cespedes Park

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Esmeralda and BioParque Rocazul. When in Holguin, make a side trip to see Bateria de Fernando VII in Gibara, approximately Gibara away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Calixto Garcia, take some stellar pictures from Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), look for all kinds of wild species at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Marqueta.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Holguin planning website.

Drive from Santiago de Cuba to Holguin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Holguin, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Parque Calixto Garcia ©
Parque Calixto Garcia
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park ©
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park

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