60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Holguin
— 5 nights
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Santiago de Cuba
— 6 nights
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Camaguey
— 4 nights
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
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Cayo Santa Maria
— 2 nights
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Santa Clara
— 2 nights
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Trinidad
— 7 nights
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Cienfuegos
— 5 nights
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
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Varadero
— 6 nights
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Vinales
— 4 nights
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Havana
— 12 nights

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Esmeralda and BioParque Rocazul. Venture out of the city with trips to Bayamo (Paseo Bayames, Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, &more), Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail (in Guardalavaca) and Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo (in Manzanillo). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Calixto Garcia, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Saetia Island, make a trip to Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), and visit Fabrica de Organos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Holguin sightseeing planner.

Izmir, Turkey to Holguin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Izmir to Holguin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Izmir in November, expect Holguin to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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

6
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) and Cespedes Park. Explore Santiago de Cuba's surroundings by going to El Cobre (Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre & El Cobre Basilica). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, and identify plant and animal life at Comandancia de la plata.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Cuba travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Santiago de Cuba sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 12:
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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

4
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Camaguey

Camaguey ©
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Step off the beaten path and head to Camaguey Centro and Gallery Larios. Step out of Camaguey with an excursion to Sharks Friends Dive Center in Playa Santa Lucia--about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza San Juan de Dios, stroll around Casino Campestre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaza del Carmen.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Camaguey trip planner.

You can drive from Santiago de Cuba to Camaguey in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:
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Plaza del Carmen ©
Plaza del Carmen
Camaguey Centro ©
Camaguey Centro
Plaza San Juan de Dios ©
Plaza San Juan de Dios

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar. Here are some ideas for day two: soothe aching muscles at Acuavida Spa Talaso and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo travel planner.

You can drive from Camaguey to Cayo Guillermo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cayo Santa Maria.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 18:
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado ©
Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado

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Cayo Santa Maria

Cayo Santa Maria ©
An island off Cuba's north central coast, Cayo Santa Maria has become known for its long sandy beaches and all inclusive resorts.
On the 19th (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then identify plant and animal life at Centre de plongee, Marina Gaviota a Cayo Santa Maria. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza La Estrella, then kick back and relax at Playa Cayo Santa Maria, and then identify plant and animal life at Acuario-Delfinario Cayo Santa Maria.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Santa Maria online vacation builder.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Cayo Santa Maria by car takes about 4 hours. November in Cayo Santa Maria sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Cayo Santa Maria

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:
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Playa Cayo Santa Maria ©
Playa Cayo Santa Maria
Plaza La Estrella ©
Plaza La Estrella

2
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Santa Clara

Santa Clara ©
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
On the 21st (Sat), examine the collection at Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera, then take in the pleasant sights at Iglesia de San Juan Batista, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Parrandas Remedianas. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Loma del Capiro, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara, then appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally make a trip to Teatro La Caridad.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Clara trip app.

Drive from Cayo Santa Maria to Santa Clara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Santa Maria in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Clara, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 22:
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Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera ©
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera
Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Loma del Capiro ©
Loma del Capiro

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Trinidad de Cuba and Convento de San Francisco de Asis. Take a break from Trinidad with a short trip to Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo in Sancti Spiritus, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Trinidad Sightseeing, admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and take in the exciting artwork at Yudit Vidal Faife.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Clara to Trinidad in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Trinidad de Cuba ©
Trinidad de Cuba
Trinidad Sightseeing ©
Trinidad Sightseeing

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Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palacio de Valle and Estatua de Benny More. Go for a jaunt from Cienfuegos to Playa Larga to see Cueva de los Peces about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon, take in the local highlights with Cubavibes, and steep yourself in history at Bay of Pigs.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cienfuegos online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cienfuegos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cienfuegos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:
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Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Estatua de Benny More ©
Estatua de Benny More
Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer ©
Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punta Mal Tiempo and Cayo Rico. On the 6th (Sun), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Cienfuegos to Cayo Largo takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
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Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cueva de Ambrosio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varadero: Matanzas (Ediciones Vigia, Callejon de las Tradiciones, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, walk around Josone Park, and don't miss a visit to Parque Central.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Varadero trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cayo Largo in December since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 13:
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Puente de Bacunayagua ©
Puente de Bacunayagua
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio

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Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Change things up with a short trip to Cayo Jutias in Minas de Matahambre (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, Head underground at Cuevas de Santo Tomas, and don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vinales visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Vinales takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vinales are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Horseback Riding Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to El Capitolio.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Havana online attractions planner.

Drive from Vinales to Havana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Havana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 29:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

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