60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Baracoa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Guantanamo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Santiago de Cuba
— 9 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Bayamo
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Manzanillo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Holguin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Guardalavaca
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Camaguey
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Ciego de Avila
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Sancti Spiritus
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
11
Santa Clara
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

4
nights
Baracoa

Baracoa ©
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. Baracoa is known for beaches, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, head outdoors with El Yunque, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parque Independencia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Baracoa online trip maker.

Vancouver, Canada to Baracoa is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Guantanamo.

Things to do in Baracoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Alejandro de Humboldt National Park ©
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Maguana Beach ©
Maguana Beach

3
nights
Guantanamo

Guantanamo ©
Guantánamo is a municipality and city in southeast Cuba and capital of Guantánamo Province.Guantánamo is served by the Caimanera port near the site of a U.S. When in Guantanamo, make a side trip to see Moa Nikel Mines in Moa, approximately Moa away. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Zoologico de Piedra, don't miss a visit to First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba, admire the striking features of Palacio Salcines, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Guantanamo attractions website.

You can drive from Baracoa to Guantanamo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Guantanamo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Guantanamo

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba, Moa Nikel Mines
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci ©
Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci
Palacio Salcines ©
Palacio Salcines
Moa Nikel Mines ©
Moa Nikel Mines

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santiago de Cuba: El Cobre (El Cobre Basilica & Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre) and Salto del Guayabo (in Julio Antonio Mella). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, don't miss a visit to Antonio Maceo Revolution Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and walk around Cespedes Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santiago de Cuba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guantanamo to Santiago de Cuba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Santiago de Cuba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bayamo.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

El Cobre, Rancho El Dajao, Salto del Guayabo, La Isabelica Museum
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 31:
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Cespedes Park ©
Cespedes Park
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca

4
nights
Bayamo

Bayamo ©
Bayamo is the capital city of the Granma Province of Cuba and one of the largest cities in the Oriente region.OverviewThe community of Bayamo lies on a plain by the Bayamo River. Bayamo is known for museums, parks, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Maestra, wander the streets of Paseo Bayames, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Cupaynicu.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bayamo day trip site.

Take a bus from Santiago de Cuba to Bayamo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 4th (Mon), you're off to Manzanillo.

Things to do in Bayamo

Parks Tours Trails

Side Trip

Sierra Maestra
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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Sierra Maestra ©
Sierra Maestra
Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes ©
Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes
Jardin Botanico de Cupaynicu ©
Jardin Botanico de Cupaynicu

4
nights
Manzanillo

Manzanillo ©
Manzanillo is a municipality and city in the Granma Province of Cuba. Get out of town with these interesting Manzanillo side-trips: Sugar Cane Museum (in Guama) and Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma (in Niquero). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Manzanillo road trip planning website.

Drive from Bayamo to Manzanillo in 1.5 hours. January in Manzanillo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll set off for Holguin on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Manzanillo

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sugar Cane Museum, Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:
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Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma ©
Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma
Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo ©
Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo

7
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.
Explore Holguin's surroundings by going to Gibara (Playa Caletones, Cueva de los Panaderos, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Guardalavaca Beach, stroll around Parque Calixto Garcia, kick back and relax at Playa Pesquero, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Isidore Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Holguin travel planning tool.

You can drive from Manzanillo to Holguin in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Manzanillo in January since evenings lows in Holguin dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Guardalavaca.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gibara, Fabrica de Organos
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:
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Guardalavaca Beach ©
Guardalavaca Beach
Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Playa Pesquero ©
Playa Pesquero

4
nights
Guardalavaca

Guardalavaca ©
Guardalavaca is a town in the Holguín Province of Cuba. Step out of Guardalavaca to go to Banes and see Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Monumento Nacional Bariay, browse the eclectic array of goods at Guardalavaca Flea Market, make a trip to Plaza Pesquero, and identify plant and animal life at Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail.

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Traveling by car from Holguin to Guardalavaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Guardalavaca can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will leave for Camaguey on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Guardalavaca

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rafael Freyre, Parque Monumento Nacional Bariay, Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:
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Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita ©
Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita
Plaza Pesquero ©
Plaza Pesquero

5
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.
Camaguey is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the architecture and history at Plaza del Carmen, walk around Casino Campestre, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, and kick back and relax at Coco Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Camaguey vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Guardalavaca to Camaguey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Camaguey, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ciego de Avila.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 24:
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Plaza del Carmen ©
Plaza del Carmen
Coco Beach ©
Coco Beach
Plaza San Juan de Dios ©
Plaza San Juan de Dios

4
nights
Ciego de Avila

Ciego de Avila ©
Ciego de Ávila is a city in the central part of Cuba and the capital of Ciego de Ávila Province. Ciego de Avila is known for parks, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Sierra del Rosario Biosphere Reserve, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Alejo Carpentier, get to know the resident critters at Zoologico, and gain insight at University of Ciego de Avila.

Plan a trip to Ciego de Avila easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Camaguey to Ciego de Avila in 2 hours. Traveling from Camaguey in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 31°C in Ciego de Avila. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Sancti Spiritus.

Things to do in Ciego de Avila

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Cuba
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Marti ©
Parque Marti
Cobre ©
Cobre
University of Ciego de Avila ©
University of Ciego de Avila

4
nights
Sancti Spiritus

Sancti Spiritus ©
Sancti Spíritus is a municipality and capital city of the province of Sancti Spíritus in central Cuba and one of the oldest Cuban European settlements. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sancti Spiritus: Moron (Galeria Pauyet & Laguna La Redonda). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, appreciate the views at San Luis Valley, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sancti Spiritus trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ciego de Avila to Sancti Spiritus takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Sancti Spiritus

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Moron, San Luis Valley
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
San Luis Valley ©
San Luis Valley
Trinidad de Cuba ©
Trinidad de Cuba
Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo ©
Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo

10
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Clara side-trips: Cayo Santa Maria (Playa Cayo Santa Maria, Acuario-Delfinario Cayo Santa Maria, &more), Remedios (Iglesia de San Juan Batista & Museo Parrandas Remedianas) and Cayerias Del Norte (in Caibarien). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, explore the historical opulence of Jagua Castle, stroll the grounds of Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara, and wander the streets of Punta Gorda.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Clara sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Sancti Spiritus to Santa Clara in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Santa Clara are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Cayo Santa Maria, Remedios, Museo Historico Naval Nacional, Cayerias Del Norte
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 11:
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Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
El Nicho Waterfalls ©
El Nicho Waterfalls
Playa Cayo Santa Maria ©
Playa Cayo Santa Maria

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