13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
2
Santiago de Cuba
— 2 nights
3
Camaguey
— 1 night
4
Trinidad
— 4 nights
5
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights

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 15th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso and then stroll through Punta Mal Tiempo. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery and then kick back and relax at Sirena Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo vacation tool.

Norfolk, USA to Cayo Largo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. In April, Cayo Largo is somewhat warmer than Norfolk - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, thencontemplate the long history of Moncada Barracks, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago de Cuba trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cayo Largo to Santiago de Cuba takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Santiago de Cuba are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites Museums
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Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption
Casa de Diego Velazquez ©
Casa de Diego Velazquez

1
night
Camaguey

Camaguey ©
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Iglesia Nuestra Señora De La Merced, admire the architecture and history at Plaza del Carmen, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, thenshop like a local with Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Natal del Mayor (Ignacio Agramonte).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Camaguey road trip planner.

Drive from Santiago de Cuba to Camaguey in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Camaguey are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Camaguey

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Plaza del Carmen ©
Plaza del Carmen
Plaza San Juan de Dios ©
Plaza San Juan de Dios
Camaguey Centro ©
Camaguey Centro

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Convento de San Francisco de Asis and Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo. Explore hidden gems such as Topes de Collantes and Museo de Historia Municipal. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Iznaga Tower, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Yudit Vidal Faife, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Camaguey to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Trinidad are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sancti Spiritus, Topes de Collantes
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Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon, visit Punta Gorda, thenadmire the striking features of Palacio de Valle, and finally don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario de Cienfuegos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rancho Luna Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cienfuegos tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Trinidad to Cienfuegos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cienfuegos are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

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Delfinario de Cienfuegos ©
Delfinario de Cienfuegos
Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Guanaroca Lagoon ©
Guanaroca Lagoon

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