29 days in Cuba Itinerary

29 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
1
Varadero
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Havana
— 9 nights
Bus
3
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Holguin
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Santiago de Cuba
— 3 nights
Train to Cacocum, Fly to Frankfurt

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nights
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 find plenty of places to visit near Varadero: Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas), Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar & Pharmaceutical Museum) and Zapata Swamp (in Playa Larga). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, see the interesting displays at House of Rum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero online trip itinerary builder.

Frankfurt, Germany to Varadero is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Varadero due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Frankfurt in October: high temperatures in Varadero hover around 35°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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Varadero Beach ©
Must see
Varadero Beach
4.7
Josone Park ©
Park
Josone Park
4.1

9
nights
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: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Havana trip itinerary site.

Drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Havana, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

Side Trip

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Malecón of Havana ©
Historic Walking Area
Malecón of Havana
3.9
©
Must see
Walking tours
4.9

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), stroll through Playa Paraiso and then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Largo journey planner.

You can take a bus from Havana to Cayo Largo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
Sirena Beach ©
Must see
Sirena Beach
4.7
Valle de Vinales ©
Must see
Valle de Vinales
4.8

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Cienfuegos (El Nicho Waterfalls, Punta Gorda, &more), Iglesia de San Juan Batista (in Remedios) and Santa Clara (Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child & Che Guevara Mausoleum). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, view the masterpieces at YuditVidalFaife, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. In October in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
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Ancon Beach ©
Beach
Ancon Beach
3.8
Plaza Mayor ©
Landmark
Plaza Mayor
4.6

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get your game on at Rocarena Climbing Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo online journey planner.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Holguin.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Playa Pilar
Beach
Playa Pilar
4.5

3
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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.
Step out of Holguin with an excursion to Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes in Bayamo--about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Esmeralda, head off the coast to Cayo Saetia Island, 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 other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Holguin trip itinerary website.

Drive from Cayo Guillermo to Holguin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Holguin, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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3
nights
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 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum, get engrossed in the history at Casa de Diego Velazquez, then steep yourself in history at Moncada Barracks, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de los Helechos. On the next day, make a trip to La Alameda, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Cimarron, take an unorthodox tour of Cobre, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Museo Granjita de Siboney.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago de Cuba online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Santiago de Cuba can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
World heritage site
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
4.6
Casa de Diego Velazquez ©
History Museum
Casa de Diego Velazquez
4.3

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