13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba Trip Planner

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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Bus to La Habana, Fly to Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Vilo Acuña International Airport, Fly to Norfolk


Cayo Largo

— 2 nights
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: tour the pleasant surroundings 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 13-hour flight. In April, Cayo Largo is somewhat warmer than Norfolk - with highs of 85°F and lows of 71°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 · Wildlife
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Santiago de Cuba

— 2 nights
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, then contemplate 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 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Santiago de Cuba are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°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
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:


— 1 night
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, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Carmen, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Beach, then shop 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 89°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:


— 4 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore YuditVidalFaife and Galerie D'Art Calleyro. Discover out-of-the-way places like Topes de Collantes and Convento de San Francisco de Asis. Take a break from Trinidad with a short trip to Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo in Sancti Spiritus, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Iznaga Tower, and examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Camaguey to Trinidad in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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— 2 nights

Pearl of the South

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, then admire 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 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Cuba travel guide

Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.