32 days in Cuba Itinerary

32 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Havana
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Varadero
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h
4
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Holguin
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Santiago de Cuba
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

10
nights
Havana

Havana ©
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 Plaza de la Catedral, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, and contemplate the long history of Revolution Plaza Havana.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Havana trip planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Havana is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Istanbul to Havana due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in May; daily highs in Havana reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo)
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Walking tours

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Varadero: Matanzas (Parque de la Libertad, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, stroll through Cayos Blancos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, and identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Varadero trip builder site.

You can drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vinales (Horseback Riding Tours & Valle de Vinales). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, stroll through Punta Mal Tiempo, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo trip maker tool.

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vinales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cienfuegos (Museo Historico Naval de Cienfuegos, Parque Jose Marti, &more) and Santa Clara (Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, Che Guevara Mausoleum, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Trinidad online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad in 4 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 36°C in Trinidad. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Topes de Collantes, Trinidad de Cuba, Parque Guanayara
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, stroll through Cayo Guillermo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado and then have some family-friendly fun at Rocarena Climbing Center.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo holiday builder app.

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. Traveling from Trinidad in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cayo Guillermo, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Holguin.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Coco
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Holguin: Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo (in Manzanillo), Gibara (Cueva de los Panaderos & Bateria de Fernando VII) and Bayamo (Paseo Bayames, Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, &more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Guardalavaca Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Esmeralda, look for all kinds of wild species at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, and visit Fabrica de Organos.

To plan Holguin vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Holguin by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Holguin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bayamo, Gibara, Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo, Fabrica de Organos
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Guardalavaca Beach ©
Guardalavaca Beach
Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes ©
Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Santiago de Cuba to El Cobre to see El Cobre Basilica about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Rene Valdes, get a taste of life in the country at Rancho El Dajao, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago de Cuba driving 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 June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

El Cobre Basilica, Rancho El Dajao
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Cementerio Santa Ifigenia ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia
Casa de Diego Velazquez ©
Casa de Diego Velazquez
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca

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