35 days in Cuba Itinerary

35 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Sofia
Fly:  22 h
1
Havana
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Varadero
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Santa Clara
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h
4
Holguin
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Baracoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Guantanamo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Santiago de Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  9 h
8
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
10
Pinar del Rio
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
11
Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Havana
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Sofia

4
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa de Jibacoa, Wifredo Lam Center, Edificio Focsa, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Napoleonico and Casa Museo de Polo Montanez. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Central Havana, see the interesting displays at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum, stroll through Playas de Este, and stroll around Parque John Lennon.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana trip planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Havana is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sofia to Havana is minus 7 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Sofia in March; daily highs in Havana reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Jibacoa, Casa Museo de Polo Montanez
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Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi ©
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Josone Park, Scuba & Snorkeling, Caribbean Riders Kite School, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cueva de Ambrosio and Iglesia Santa Elvira. Pharmaceutical Museum and Lolo Galeria-Taller are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Varadero with a short trip to Puente de Bacunayagua in Matanzas, about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, view the masterpieces at Taller de Ceramica Artistica, and play a few rounds at Varadero Golf Club.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Varadero trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Havana to Varadero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club

1
night
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.
You've now added Club Mejunje to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera, take in the pleasant sights at Iglesia de San Juan Batista, identify plant and animal life at Loma del Capiro, then walk around Parque Leoncio Vidal, then make a trip to Teatro La Caridad, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Clara travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Santa Clara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Holguin.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks Wildlife Nightlife

Side Trip

Remedios
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Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera ©
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera
Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Loma del Capiro ©
Loma del Capiro

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita, Cayo Saetia Island, Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo, and other attractions you added. Visit Museo El Chorro de Maíta and San Jose Church (Iglesia de San Jose) for their historical value. We've also included these beaches for you: Playa Esmeralda and Guardalavaca Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holguin: Guardalavaca Flea Market (in Guardalavaca) and Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion (in Bayamo). There's much more to do: stroll around BioParque Rocazul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Isidore Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa Natal Calixto Garcia.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Holguin trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Santa Clara to Holguin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baracoa.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bayamo, Cementerio aborigen de Chorro de Maita, Guardalavaca Flea Market, Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo
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Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Cayo Saetia Island ©
Cayo Saetia Island
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park ©
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park

2
nights
Baracoa

Baracoa ©
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): savor the flavors at Casa del Chocolate.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Baracoa attractions planner.

You can drive from Holguin to Baracoa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Guantanamo.

Things to do in Baracoa

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso ©
Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso
El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Museo Municipal del Fuerte Matachin ©
Museo Municipal del Fuerte Matachin

2
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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salcines, and then don't miss a visit to First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Guantanamo trip maker tool.

Getting from Baracoa to Guantanamo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Guantanamo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Guantanamo

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

First Coffee Plantations in the Southeast of Cuba
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Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci ©
Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci
Palacio Salcines ©
Palacio Salcines

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Iglesia Sagrada Familia, Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum, and other attractions. On the 13th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Emilio Bacardi Moreau Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Siboney Beach, contemplate the long history of Escalinata de Padre Pico, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional de Baconao, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Cespedes Park, join in the after-dark buzz at Club 300, get a taste of local nightlife at Casa de La Trova, then catch a live event at Estadio Guillermon Moncada, then don't miss a visit to Antonio Maceo Revolution Square, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Rancho El Dajao.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Cuba holiday planner.

You can drive from Guantanamo to Santiago de Cuba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Nightlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rancho El Dajao
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Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
Casa de La Trova ©
Casa de La Trova
Iglesia Sagrada Familia ©
Iglesia Sagrada Familia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Disco Ayala, Casa de la Musica and Casa de la Trova. Do some cultural sightseeing at Convento de San Francisco de Asis and Museo de Historia Municipal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Topes de Collantes and Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Serafin Sanchez in Sancti Spiritus (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate the waterfront views at Embalse Hanabanilla, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad road trip app.

Getting from Santiago de Cuba to Trinidad by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sancti Spiritus, Topes de Collantes
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Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cueva de los Peces, Jardin Botanico de Cienfuegos, Palacio de Valle, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the activities along Guanaroca Lagoon, don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, catch a live performance at Teatro Terry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion, then don't miss a visit to Cementerio la Reina, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rancho Luna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Cueva de los Peces, see the interesting displays at Museo Giron, then head outdoors with Punta Perdiz, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Caleta Buena.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cienfuegos journey planner.

Getting from Trinidad to Cienfuegos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pinar del Rio.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Giron, Cueva de los Peces
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Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Guanaroca Lagoon ©
Guanaroca Lagoon
Teatro Terry ©
Teatro Terry

2
nights
Pinar del Rio

Pinar del Rio ©
Pinar del Río is a Cuban city, capital of Pinar del Río Province. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Guanahacabibes Peninsula and then don't miss a visit to Fbrica Dei Sigari.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pinar del Rio trip maker.

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Pinar del Rio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for Vinales on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Pinar del Rio

Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Fbrica Dei Sigari
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Guanahacabibes Peninsula ©
Guanahacabibes Peninsula

3
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salto de Sorao as well as Jardin Botanico de Vinales. Get some cultural insight at Cueva de los Portales and Valle de Vinales. Get in touch with nature at Horseback Riding Tours and Cuevas de Santo Tomas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vinales: Hacienda Cortina (in San Diego de los Banos) and Cayo Jutias (in Minas de Matahambre). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Levisa, and make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria.

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Vinales is very close to Pinar del Rio. In April, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego de los Banos, Cayo Levisa, Cayo Jutias, Salto de Sorao
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Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Horseback Riding Tours
Cueva de los Portales ©
Cueva de los Portales

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nights
Havana

Havana ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Finca Vigía. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Havana Cathedral, wander the streets of Vedado, steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Paula.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana planner.

You can drive from Vinales to Havana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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El Templete ©
El Templete
Vedado ©
Vedado
Castillo de la Real Fuerza ©
Castillo de la Real Fuerza

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