24 days in Cuba Itinerary

24 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 4 nights
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Baracoa
— 1 night
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Santiago de Cuba
— 2 nights
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Holguin
— 1 night
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Cayo Coco
— 1 night
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
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Playa Ancon
— 1 night
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
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Santa Clara
— 1 night
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Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
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Vinales
— 1 night
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Matanzas
— 2 nights
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Cardenas
— 1 night
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Varadero
— 1 night

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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.
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, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, contemplate the long history of El Morro, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Havana trip itinerary builder site.

Zagreb, Croatia to Havana is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zagreb to Havana due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in December; daily highs in Havana reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Baracoa.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Historic Walking Area
Malecón of Havana
3.9

1
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Baracoa

Baracoa ©
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. On the 23rd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Maguana Beach, head outdoors with El Yunque, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Baracoa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Havana to Baracoa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Baracoa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Outdoor Activity
El Yunque
4.6

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, walk around Cespedes Park, then stroll the grounds of Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, then contemplate the long history of Moncada Barracks, and finally don't miss a visit to Antonio Maceo Revolution Square. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Casa Museo Granjita de Siboney, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, then examine the collection at Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin de los Helechos.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago de Cuba road trip site.

Getting from Baracoa to Santiago de Cuba by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Santiago de Cuba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Holguin.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Historic Site
Moncada Barracks
4.0
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History Museum
Casa de Diego Velazquez
4.3

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Guardalavaca Beach, and then make a trip to Plaza de La Marqueta.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the Holguin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santiago de Cuba to Holguin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Holguin sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cayo Coco.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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1
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Cayo Coco

Cayo Coco ©
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 27th (Fri), get your game on at Rocarena Climbing Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Coco road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Holguin to Cayo Coco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Cayo Coco

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Entertainment Center
Rocarena Climbing Center
4.9

2
nights
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 28th (Sat), head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, stroll through Cayo Guillermo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

Find out how to plan Cayo Guillermo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Cayo Guillermo is just a short distance from Cayo Coco. December in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Playa Ancon.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Beach
Playa Pilar
4.5

1
night
Playa Ancon

Playa Ancon ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Maria Aguilar.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Playa Ancon trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayo Guillermo to Playa Ancon. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in December, Playa Ancon is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Playa Ancon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de los Ingenios, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni, view the masterpieces at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, then kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad travel route builder website.

Trinidad is just a short distance from Playa Ancon. In December, daytime highs in Trinidad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Valle de los Ingenios
3.4
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Beach
Ancon Beach
3.8

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Teatro La Caridad, pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum, make a trip to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Artes Decorativas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fabrica de Tabacos Costantino Perez Carrodegua.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Clara visit planner.

Getting from Trinidad to Santa Clara by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Trinidad in January, Santa Clara is much colder at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the sheer force of El Nicho Waterfalls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon, and then stop by Punta Gorda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Santiago Hermes, then get a sense of history and politics at Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rancho Luna Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cienfuegos online journey builder.

You can drive from Santa Clara to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cienfuegos are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Landmark
Parque Jose Marti
4.4
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Neighborhood
Punta Gorda
3.8

1
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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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, then make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vinales online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Vinales takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Vinales sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Matanzas.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Must see
Valle de Vinales
4.8

2
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Matanzas

Matanzas ©

City of Bridges

Though located near a popular tourist resort, Matanzas remains a relatively small town with a strong cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Callejon de las Tradiciones, don't miss a visit to Ermita de Monserrate, then get outside with Parque de la Libertad, then see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cayos Blancos, then browse the exhibits of Cuartel de Bomberos de Matanzas, and then take in the views from Puente de Bacunayagua.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Matanzas route planner.

You can drive from Vinales to Matanzas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Matanzas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cardenas.

Things to do in Matanzas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Specialty Museum
Pharmaceutical Museum
4.8

1
night
Cardenas

Cardenas ©
Cárdenas, Calle Calzada Cárdenas is a municipality and city in the Matanzas Province of Cuba, about 116km by air east of Havana. On the 8th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cardenas Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Oscar Maria de Rojas, and then make a trip to Cardenas City.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cardenas road trip website.

You can drive from Matanzas to Cardenas in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Cardenas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Cardenas

Museums · Historic Sites
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History Museum
Museo Oscar Maria de Rojas
4.2
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Landmark
Cardenas City
3.9

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario, walk around Josone Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Rum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Varadero trip planner.

Getting from Cardenas to Varadero by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Must see
Varadero Beach
4.7
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Park
Josone Park
4.1
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Aquarium
Delfinario
3.1

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