60 days in Cuba Itinerary

60 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Varadero
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Havana
— 18 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Santa Clara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Trinidad
— 7 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Holguin
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
10
Camaguey
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
11
Baracoa
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  3 h 15 min
12
Santiago de Cuba
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
13
Bayamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
14
Sancti Spiritus
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

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: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, head off the coast to Cayo Rico, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cayo Largo trip builder 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. Traveling from Vancouver in May, expect Cayo Largo to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

6
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 Varadero's surroundings by going to Matanzas (Ermita de Monserrate, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more) and Cardenas (Crab Monument & Cardenas Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach, get your bearings at Convention Center Plaza America, observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario, and Head underground at Cueva de Saturno.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Varadero vacation maker.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Varadero by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cayo Largo in May since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matanzas, Cardenas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Scuba & Snorkeling

18
nights
Havana

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Change things up with a short trip to Las Terrazas Complex in Las Terrazas (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Old Havana, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Havana journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

L'Antigua Habana, Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo), Las Terrazas Complex
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Las Terrazas Complex ©
Las Terrazas Complex
Quinta de los Molinos ©
Quinta de los Molinos

3
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Go for a jaunt from Vinales to Pinar del Rio to see Cueva del Palmarito about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, and don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vinales day trip website.

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Vinales

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cueva del Palmarito
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Horseback Riding Tours
Cuevas de Santo Tomas ©
Cuevas de Santo Tomas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Loma del Capiro, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, then appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally make a trip to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque Leoncio Vidal, go for a walk through Iglesia de San Juan Batista, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Parrandas Remedianas.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Clara trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Vinales to Santa Clara by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Santa Clara sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Remedios
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Highlights from your plan
Loma del Capiro ©
Loma del Capiro
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child ©
Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child

2
nights
Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos ©
The city of Cienfuegos sits in a scenic natural bay, attracting visitors from across the country and further afield since its establishment in the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Rancho Luna Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at El Nicho Waterfalls, and then view the masterpieces at Poco Bonito. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Galeria Santiago Hermes, make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, then steep yourself in history at Palacio de Valle, and finally stop by Punta Gorda.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cienfuegos trip planner.

Drive from Santa Clara to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cienfuegos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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El Nicho Waterfalls ©
El Nicho Waterfalls
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti
Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda

7
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.
Trinidad is known for beaches, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni, and examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Cienfuegos in June, Trinidad is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Topes de Collantes, Playa Maria Aguilar, San Luis Valley
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Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Parque el Cubano ©
Parque el Cubano

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 27th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, then kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo trip itinerary builder.

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. Expect little chillier evenings in Cayo Guillermo when traveling from Trinidad in June, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Holguin.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado ©
Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Holguin: Guardalavaca (Las Guanas Eco-Archaeologic Trail & Guardalavaca Flea Market) and Gibara (Bateria de Fernando VII, Cueva de los Panaderos, &more). The adventure continues: stroll through Guardalavaca Beach, walk around Parque Calixto Garcia, take some stellar pictures from Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), and kick back and relax at Playa Pesquero.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Holguin trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cayo Guillermo to Holguin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Camaguey.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gibara, Guardalavaca, Fabrica de Organos
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Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park ©
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park
Guardalavaca Beach ©
Guardalavaca Beach
Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda

2
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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Casa de Arte Jover and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Ignacio Agramonte.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Camaguey vacation maker website.

Drive from Holguin to Camaguey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Camaguey, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Baracoa.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Plaza del Carmen ©
Plaza del Carmen
Iglesia Nuestra Señora De La Merced ©
Iglesia Nuestra Señora De La Merced
Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop ©
Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop

2
nights
Baracoa

Baracoa ©
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion and then take in the awesome beauty at Parque Independencia.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baracoa day trip app.

Getting from Camaguey to Baracoa by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Camaguey in July, expect nights in Baracoa to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Baracoa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Maguana Beach ©
Maguana Beach
El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion ©
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion

2
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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Comandancia de la plata. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, then make a trip to Antonio Maceo Revolution Square, then contemplate the long history of Moncada Barracks, and finally walk around Cespedes Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Santiago de Cuba trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Baracoa to Santiago de Cuba by combination of taxi and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Santiago de Cuba, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bayamo.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
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Cementerio Santa Ifigenia ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia
Comandancia de la plata ©
Comandancia de la plata
Casa de Diego Velazquez ©
Casa de Diego Velazquez

2
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes, then take a stroll through Paseo Bayames, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Sierra Maestra.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bayamo tour itinerary builder tool.

Take a bus from Santiago de Cuba to Bayamo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Bayamo sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sancti Spiritus.

Things to do in Bayamo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo, Sierra Maestra
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Sierra Maestra ©
Sierra Maestra
Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes ©
Casa Natal De Carlos Manuel De Cespedes
Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo ©
Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo

2
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo and then make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sancti Spiritus trip maker app.

Drive from Bayamo to Sancti Spiritus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sancti Spiritus

Historic Sites
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Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo ©
Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo
Trinidad de Cuba ©
Trinidad de Cuba

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