30 days in Cuba Itinerary

30 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  9 h
1
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Havana
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Santiago de Cuba
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Holguin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Camaguey
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
7
Varadero
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): head off the coast to Cayo Rico, kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mal Tiempo. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Vinales, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo trip planning site.

Vancouver, Canada to Cayo Largo is an approximately 11- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Cayo Largo. In June, Cayo Largo is somewhat warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Vinales
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Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo
Cayo Rico ©
Cayo Rico

5
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Museo Napoleonico. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Havana: Casa Museo de Polo Montanez (in Las Terrazas) and Playa de Jibacoa (in Santa Cruz del Norte). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta), stroll around Central Park, see the interesting displays at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum, and don't miss a visit to Sculpture Conversation.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Havana day trip planner.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Havana by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Havana

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Casa Museo de Polo Montanez, Playa de Jibacoa
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Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum

5
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock) and Comandancia de la plata. Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and Cementerio Santa Ifigenia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago de Cuba side-trips: El Cobre (Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre & El Cobre Basilica) and Guantanamo (Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci & Palacio Salcines). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Lucha Clandestina, see the interesting displays at Memorial Vilma Espin Guillois, and stroll around Cespedes Park.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Cuba trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Havana to Santiago de Cuba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Santiago de Cuba can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

El Cobre, Guantanamo, La Isabelica Museum, First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba
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Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
El Cobre Basilica ©
El Cobre Basilica
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

4
nights
Holguin

Holguin ©
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 Cayo Saetia Island. Get in touch with nature at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park and Playa Caletones. Venture out of the city with trips to Gibara (Museo de Historia Natural & Bateria de Fernando VII), Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita (in Banes) and Guardalavaca (Guardalavaca Flea Market & Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), stroll around BioParque Rocazul, visit Fabrica de Organos, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Provincial La Periquera.

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Drive from Santiago de Cuba to Holguin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gibara, Guardalavaca, Fabrica de Organos, Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita
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Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park ©
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park
Cayo Saetia Island ©
Cayo Saetia Island

3
nights
Camaguey

Camaguey ©
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Popular historic sites such as Camaguey Centro and Iglecia de san juan de dios are in your itinerary. Head to Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop and Estudio Galeria Magdielfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaza San Juan de Dios, see the interesting displays at Museo Provincial General Ignacio Agramonte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, and shop like a local with Casa de Arte Jover.

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Drive from Holguin to Camaguey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Camaguey can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Plaza del Carmen ©
Plaza del Carmen
Plaza San Juan de Dios ©
Plaza San Juan de Dios
Camaguey Centro ©
Camaguey Centro

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at Iglesia de San Juan Batista and Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo. Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera and Deustua Galeria Taller will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trinidad: Museo Parrandas Remedianas (in Remedios), Santa Clara (Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, Teatro La Caridad, &more) and Museo de Arte Cubano (in Topes de Collantes). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Topes de Collantes, enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, and make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Camaguey to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Remedios, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Topes de Collantes
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis

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.
Relax by the water at Coral Beach - Playa Coral and Playa Larga. Head to Artecru and Plaza Las Morlasfor some retail therapy. Explore Varadero's surroundings by going to Crab Monument (in Cardenas) and Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Parque Central, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santa Elvira, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Varadero Street Market.

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You can drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Matanzas, Crab Monument, Playa Larga
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Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

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