15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Cimarron, get engrossed in the history at Casa de Diego Velazquez, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, and finally stroll around Cespedes Park.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santiago de Cuba driving holiday planner.

Rome, Italy to Santiago de Cuba is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Santiago de Cuba: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

El Cobre Basilica
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Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
El Cobre Basilica ©
El Cobre Basilica
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mal Tiempo. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago de Cuba to Cayo Largo in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

3
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Convento de San Francisco de Asis and Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo. Explore hidden gems such as Museo de Historia Municipal and Topes de Collantes. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower, take in the dramatic scenery at Parque el Cubano, and examine the collection at Romance Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Trinidad tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sancti Spiritus, Topes de Collantes
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach

1
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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 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho Luna Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, then take a stroll through Punta Gorda, and finally make a trip to Parque Jose Marti.

Start your trip to Cienfuegos by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tee off at Varadero Golf Club, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira, and then don't miss a visit to Parque Central. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, kick back and relax at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, and then contemplate the long history of Cueva de Ambrosio.

Plan my day in Varadero using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Varadero in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Varadero sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club

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Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get some historical perspective at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Malecón of Havana. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa de Jibacoa and Calle Obispo. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, stop by Vedado, and take a stroll through Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana trip planner.

You can drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. November in Havana sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trip

Playa de Jibacoa
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

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