32 days in Cuba Itinerary

32 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Konya, Turkey
Fly:  24 h
1
Holguin
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h
4
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Varadero
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Havana
— 11 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Konya, Turkey

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo (in Manzanillo), Bayamo (Wax Museum, Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, &more) and Guardalavaca Flea Market (in Guardalavaca). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Guardalavaca Beach, make a trip to Plaza de La Marqueta, kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda, and get great views at Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz).

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Holguin trip builder tool.

Konya, Turkey to Holguin is an approximately 24- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Konya, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Holguin, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bayamo, Gibara, Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo, Guardalavaca Flea Market
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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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado and then get your game on at Rocarena Climbing Center.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo attractions planning app.

Getting from Holguin to Cayo Guillermo by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

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

4
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 Santa Clara (Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara, Che Guevara Mausoleum, &more) and Cienfuegos (Ferrer Palace, Galeria Santiago Hermes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, and steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip planner.

You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In May, daytime highs in Trinidad are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Trinidad de Cuba, Topes de Collantes
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Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum

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.
Cayo Largo is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, head off the coast to Cayo Rico, and kick back and relax at Punta Mal Tiempo.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo visit planning site.

Traveling by bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo takes 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cayo Largo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Cayo Rico ©
Cayo Rico

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Varadero: Matanzas (Ermita de Monserrate, Cuevas de Bellamar, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, get your bearings at Convention Center Plaza America, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and stroll through Cayos Blancos.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Varadero journey planner.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Largo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Varadero, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

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

11
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, contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Havana day trip planner.

Drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vinales.

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

2
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vinales trip planner.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. June in Vinales sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vinales

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Horseback Riding Tours
Cuevas de Santo Tomas ©
Cuevas de Santo Tomas

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