25 days in Cuba Itinerary

25 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Calgary
Fly:  10 h
1
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
2
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Cayo Coco
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  3 h
4
Camaguey
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Santiago de Cuba
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
6
Baracoa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Holguin
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
8
Santa Clara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Playa Larga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Havana
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Calgary

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Cueva de Saturno as well as Sala de La Musica La Marina. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mi Casa Beatles and House of Rum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Artecru and Taller de Ceramica Artistica. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Varadero Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, make a trip to Parque Central, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Elvira.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Varadero driving holiday tool.

Calgary, Canada to Varadero is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Varadero. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in September; daily highs in Varadero reach 37°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cayos Blancos
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Mi Casa Beatles
Mi Casa Beatles
Iglesia Santa Elvira ©
Iglesia Santa Elvira

2
nights
Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Guillermo
A kay of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, Cayo Guillermo has become a popular international tourist destination, buoyed by the construction of luxury all inclusive resorts that dot the paradisal island.
On the 8th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Cayo Guillermo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight, train, and taxi. In September in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cayo Coco.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

1
night
Cayo Coco

Cayo Coco ©
White sand beaches and calm waters have led to booming tourism in Cayo Coco, one of the main islands of the Jardines Del Rey archipelago.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Acuavida Spa Talaso, La Cueva Del Jabali and Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center. On the 10th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center and then hob nob with the locals at La Cueva Del Jabali. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Laguna La Redonda and then relax and rejuvenate at Acuavida Spa Talaso.

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Cayo Coco is very close to Cayo Guillermo. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Camaguey.

Things to do in Cayo Coco

Nightlife Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Laguna La Redonda
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Acuavida Spa Talaso ©
Acuavida Spa Talaso

3
nights
Camaguey

Camaguey ©
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Teatro Principal. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): make a trip to Plaza de los Trabajadores, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach, and then take in a show at Teatro Principal. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Mercado Agropecuario El Rio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Carmen, and then take in the exciting artwork at Casa de Arte Jover.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Camaguey travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Cayo Coco to Camaguey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Camaguey

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Plaza del Carmen ©
Plaza del Carmen
Teatro Principal ©
Teatro Principal
Coco Beach ©
Coco Beach

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Viajes Vintage. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cementerio Santa Ifigenia and Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre. You'll get in some beach time at Playa El Verraco and Siboney Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Cuba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Camaguey to Santiago de Cuba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Santiago de Cuba sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Baracoa.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre
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Siboney Beach ©
Siboney Beach
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia

2
nights
Baracoa

Baracoa ©
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casa de la Trova. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso, then stroll through Maguana Beach, and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Casa de la Trova.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Baracoa attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago de Cuba in September, expect nights in Baracoa to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Baracoa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Maguana Beach ©
Maguana Beach
Casa de la Trova ©
Casa de la Trova
Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso ©
Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cabaret Nocturno, Guayabo Falls and Playa Esmeralda. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Plaza de La Marqueta.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Holguin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baracoa to Holguin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Baracoa in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Holguin, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Blanca, Guardalavaca Flea Market
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Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Cabaret Nocturno ©
Cabaret Nocturno
Plaza de La Marqueta ©
Plaza de La Marqueta

2
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.
You've added Parque Leoncio Vidal, Bar Cafe 4k, Punta Gorda, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho Luna Beach, then wander the streets of Punta Gorda, then walk around Parque Leoncio Vidal, and finally have a few drinks at Bar Cafe 4k.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Santa Clara day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Holguin to Santa Clara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Santa Clara, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Cienfuegos
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Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda
Parque Leoncio Vidal ©
Parque Leoncio Vidal

2
nights
Playa Larga

Playa Larga ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bay of Pigs as well as Criadero De Cocodrilos. Explore hidden gems such as Playa Larga and Cueva de los Peces.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Playa Larga road trip planning tool.

Drive from Santa Clara to Playa Larga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for Havana on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bay of Pigs
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Bay of Pigs ©
Bay of Pigs
Cueva de los Peces ©
Cueva de los Peces
Criadero De Cocodrilos ©
Criadero De Cocodrilos

3
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 Playas de Este as well as Strawberry Tours. Popular historic sites such as Malecón of Havana and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Vedado and Playa de Jibacoa. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Old Havana, contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), get a taste of the local shopping with Yuniel Delgado Studio, and take a stroll through Central Havana.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Havana sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Playa Larga to Havana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Havana are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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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