21 days in Cuba Itinerary

21 days in Cuba Itinerary

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21 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Havana
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Baracoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Bayamo
— 2 nights
4
Camaguey
— 2 nights
5
Santa Clara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Topes de Collantes
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
9
Vinales
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Soroa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
11
Las Terrazas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
12
Havana
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Bogota

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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.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Havana itinerary builder.

Bogota, Colombia to Havana is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota in April, you will find days in Havana are much hotter (87°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (67°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Baracoa.
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

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Baracoa

Baracoa ©
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. On the 6th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, then head outdoors with El Yunque, and then kick back and relax at Maguana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Blanca and then get outside with Canon del Rio Yumuri.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baracoa travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Havana to Baracoa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Baracoa, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bayamo.

Things to do in Baracoa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Canon del Rio Yumuri
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Maguana Beach ©
Maguana Beach
El Yunque ©
El Yunque

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Bayamo

Bayamo ©
Bayamo is the capital city of the Granma Province of Cuba and one of the largest cities in the Oriente region.OverviewThe community of Bayamo lies on a plain by the Bayamo River. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Birthplace of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, then see the interesting displays at Wax Museum, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sierra Maestra. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo, identify plant and animal life at Jardin Botanico de Cupaynicu, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bayamo holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Baracoa to Bayamo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Bayamo are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Camaguey.

Things to do in Bayamo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo, Sierra Maestra
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Sierra Maestra ©
Sierra Maestra
Jardin Botanico de Cupaynicu ©
Jardin Botanico de Cupaynicu

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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 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, don't miss a visit to Galeria Martha Jimenez, contemplate the long history of Plaza del Carmen, then pause for some photo ops at Camaguey Centro, then take in the exciting artwork at Casa de Arte Jover, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Natal del Mayor (Ignacio Agramonte). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): shop like a local with Estudio Galeria Magdiel, kick back and relax at Coco Beach, indulge your taste buds at Mercado Agropecuario El Rio, then steep yourself in history at Inglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, and finally make a trip to Plaza San Juan de Dios.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Camaguey custom trip planner.

Getting from Bayamo to Camaguey by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in April, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Camaguey Centro ©
Camaguey Centro
Plaza San Juan de Dios ©
Plaza San Juan de Dios

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Teatro La Caridad, make a trip to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Clara de Asis, and finally pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Leoncio Vidal, then steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San Juan Batista, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Clara travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Camaguey to Santa Clara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Remedios
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Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Parque Leoncio Vidal ©
Parque Leoncio Vidal
Teatro La Caridad ©
Teatro La Caridad

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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.
On the 14th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, examine the collection at Museo de Arquitectura Colonial, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Parque Central Cespedes. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Valle de los Ingenios, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then identify plant and animal life at Parque el Cubano.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Clara to Trinidad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Topes de Collantes.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Horseback Riding Tours
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Topes de Collantes

Topes de Collantes ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): head outdoors with Parque Guanayara and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Topes de Collantes trip itinerary planner.

Topes de Collantes is very close to Trinidad. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Topes de Collantes

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Parque Guanayara
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Parque Guanayara ©
Parque Guanayara
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

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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 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, then contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon, and then admire the sheer force of El Nicho Waterfalls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Jagua Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, and then wander the streets of Punta Gorda.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cienfuegos trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Topes de Collantes to Cienfuegos by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Cienfuegos can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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El Nicho Waterfalls ©
El Nicho Waterfalls
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Guanaroca Lagoon ©
Guanaroca Lagoon

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Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the galleries of Palenque de los Cimarrones, admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Vinales.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vinales vacation planner.

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Vinales in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Soroa.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Museums
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Jardin Botanico de Vinales ©
Jardin Botanico de Vinales
Palenque de los Cimarrones ©
Palenque de los Cimarrones

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Soroa

Soroa ©
On the 20th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Salto de Sorao and then admire the natural beauty at Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Soroa vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Soroa takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Soroa are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You will leave for Las Terrazas on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Soroa

Parks Nature
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Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden ©
Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden
Salto de Sorao ©
Salto de Sorao

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Las Terrazas

Las Terrazas
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Casa Museo de Polo Montanez.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Las Terrazas sightseeing planner.

Las Terrazas is just a short distance from Soroa. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in April, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Las Terrazas

Museums
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Havana

Havana ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puente de Bacunayagua and Pharmaceutical Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Parque de la Libertad in Matanzas (about 1:50 hours away). See some other sides of Havana: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Malecon, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Havana itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Terrazas to Havana takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Photography Tours

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