58 days in Cuba Itinerary

58 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Havana
1
Havana
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Vinales
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Havana
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Cienfuegos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Santa Clara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Topes de Collantes
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Holguin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Santiago de Cuba
— 7 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
9
Ciego de Avila
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Trinidad
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h
11
Varadero
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Havana
— 7 nights
End: Havana

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
On the 9th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria del Rosario, admire the masterpieces at Casa del Benemerito de las Americas Benito Juarez, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes Decorativas, then take a stroll through El Barrio Chino (Chinatown), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Farmacia Habanera. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the masterpieces at Museo Biblioteca Servando Cabrera, admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo de la Barberia, then see the interesting displays at Drogeria Johnson, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of El Templete.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are José Martí International Airport, Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport and Vilo Acuña International Airport. In January in Havana, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Museo de Artes Decorativas ©
Museo de Artes Decorativas
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Barrio Chino (Chinatown) ©
El Barrio Chino (Chinatown)

8
nights
Vinales

Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding Tours and Parque Prehistorico, Referencia Nacional. Get a sense of the local culture at Cueva de los Portales and Provincial Museum Of Pinar Del Rio. Get out of town with these interesting Vinales side-trips: Minas de Matahambre (Fbrica Dei Sigari & Cayo Jutias), Hacienda Cortina (in San Diego de los Banos) and Pinar del Rio (Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation, La Catedral de Pinar del Rio (Catedral de San Rosendo), &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and explore the striking landscape of La Guira National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vinales trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for Havana on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pinar del Rio, Minas de Matahambre, San Diego de los Banos, La Guira National Park, Cayo Levisa
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 19:
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Horseback Riding Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias

2
nights
Havana

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for gifts at Art Market, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cana Santa Bar, then examine the collection at Havana Old Car Museum, and finally stop by Central Havana.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Havana trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vinales to Havana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Havana

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Central Havana
Central Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Guanaroca Lagoon and El Nicho Waterfalls. Get some cultural insight at Palacio de Valle and Ferrer Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cienfuegos: Playa Larga (Criadero De Cocodrilos, Zapata Swamp, &more), Playa Giron (Punta Perdiz, Museo Giron, &more) and Bay of Pigs Museum (in Matanzas). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Benny More, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Tomas Acea, stroll through Rancho Luna Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Cienfuegos.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cienfuegos attractions planner.

Drive from Havana to Cienfuegos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Cienfuegos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa Larga, Playa Giron, Cuba, Bay of Pigs Museum
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:
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Guanaroca Lagoon ©
Guanaroca Lagoon
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Iglesia de San Juan Batista and Museo Parrandas Remedianas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Clara: Caibarien (Cayo Santa Maria & Cayerias Del Norte), Cayo Santa Maria (Plaza La Estrella, Acuario-Delfinario Cayo Santa Maria, &more) and Parque natural Rancho Querete (in Yaguajay). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Loma del Capiro, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, make a trip to Teatro La Caridad, and admire the landmark architecture of Fabrica de Tabacos Costantino Perez Carrodegua.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Clara travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Santa Clara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Santa Clara are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to Topes de Collantes.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks Spas Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cayo Santa Maria, Remedios, Caibarien, Parque natural Rancho Querete, Parque Albarran
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 29:
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Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Cayo Santa Maria ©
Cayo Santa Maria
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera ©
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera

2
nights
Topes de Collantes

Topes de Collantes ©
On the 30th (Thu), get outside with Parque Guanayara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Museo de Arte Cubano, then admire the sheer force of Vegas Grande Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, and finally explore the activities along Salto de Javira.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Topes de Collantes day trip planning site.

Drive from Santa Clara to Topes de Collantes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Clara in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Topes de Collantes, with lows of 32°C. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Topes de Collantes

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Guanayara
Find places to stay Jan 29 — 31:
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Vegas Grande Waterfall ©
Vegas Grande Waterfall
Salto de Javira ©
Salto de Javira

2
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've now added Playa Esmeralda to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Playa Blanca, stroll through Playa Esmeralda, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Monumento Nacional Bariay. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around BioParque Rocazul and then take in the dramatic scenery at Guayabo Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Holguin online trip maker.

You can drive from Topes de Collantes to Holguin in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Topes de Collantes in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Holguin, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Blanca, Parque Monumento Nacional Bariay
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Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like El Cobre Basilica and Sugar Cane Museum. Get outdoors at Comandancia de la plata and Granma Island (Cayo Granma). Venture out of the city with trips to Guantanamo (Catedral de Santa Catalina de Ricci, Palacio Salcines, &more) and Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre (in El Cobre). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, brush up on your military savvy at Museo del Carnaval, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional de Baconao, and contemplate the long history of Escalinata de Padre Pico.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santiago de Cuba online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Santiago de Cuba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ciego de Avila.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba Province, El Cobre, Sugar Cane Museum, Cobre
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 9:
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Comandancia de la plata ©
Comandancia de la plata
El Cobre Basilica ©
El Cobre Basilica
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption

8
nights
Ciego de Avila

Ciego de Avila ©
Ciego de Ávila is a city in the central part of Cuba and the capital of Ciego de Ávila Province. Escape the urban bustle at Cayo Media Luna and Salto del Guayabo Waterfall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fundacion Alejo Carpentier and Galeria Pauyet. Get out of town with these interesting Ciego de Avila side-trips: Cayo Guillermo (Playa Pilar & Cayo Guillermo), Moron (Laguna de la Leche & Laguna La Redonda) and Cayo Coco (Rocarena Climbing Center & Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado). There's much more to do: make a trip to Terminal de Ferrocarriles de Moron, see the interesting displays at Museo Provincial Simon Reyes, step off the mainland to explore King's Gardens (Jardines del Rey), and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico de ciego de avila.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ciego de Avila trip planning website.

Drive from Santiago de Cuba to Ciego de Avila in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You'll set off for Trinidad on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Ciego de Avila

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cuba, Moron, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Coco
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 17:
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Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado ©
Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna
Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar

6
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.
Casa de la Musica has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip planner.

You can drive from Ciego de Avila to Trinidad in 2.5 hours. February in Trinidad sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Classes Nightlife
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Casa de la Musica ©
Casa de la Musica

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Coral Beach - Playa Coral and Varahicacos Ecological Reserve. Get some cultural insight at Cueva de Ambrosio and Pharmaceutical Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Varadero: Matanzas (Ermita de Monserrate, Palmar de Junco, &more) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take an in-depth tour of Museo Oscar Maria de Rojas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and kick back and relax at Cayos Blancos.

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Getting from Trinidad to Varadero by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in Varadero, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Matanzas, Cardenas
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Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club

7
nights
Havana

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Photography Tours and Playa de Jibacoa. Get some cultural insight at Museo Napoleonico and Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi. Change things up with these side-trips from Havana: Soroa (Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden, Salto de Sorao, &more), Las Terrazas (Casa Museo de Polo Montanez, Banos del San Juan, &more) and Jardines de Hershey (in Jibacoa). Explore Havana further: gain insight at University of Havana, examine the collection at Museo del Ron Havana Club, make a trip to Sculpture Conversation, and take a stroll through Regla.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Havana visit planner.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Soroa, Las Terrazas, Playa de Jibacoa, Jardines de Hershey, San Francisco de Paula Church (Antigua Iglesia De San Francisco De Paula)
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 5:
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Photography Tours
Las Terrazas Complex ©
Las Terrazas Complex
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi ©
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi

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