30 days in Cuba Itinerary

30 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Havana
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Vinales
— 3 nights
+6
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
3
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Santa Clara
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Sydney

10
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Havana holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Havana is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Havana is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Havana: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana

3
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Go for a jaunt from Vinales to Minas de Matahambre to see Cayo Jutias about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Vinales, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vinales road trip site.

Drive from Havana to Vinales in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayo Jutias, Cayo Levisa, Cueva del Palmarito
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Levisa ©
Cayo Levisa
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, then stroll through Cayo Guillermo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Rocarena Climbing Center and then identify plant and animal life at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo tour builder app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Vinales to Cayo Guillermo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In April in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cayo Coco
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Rocarena Climbing Center ©
Rocarena Climbing Center

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Trinidad: Cienfuegos (Poco Bonito, Parque Jose Marti, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, and kick back and relax at Ancon Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad route planner.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and 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 (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

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.
On the 21st (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Museo de Artes Decorativas, don't miss a visit to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, stroll around Parque Leoncio Vidal, then pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to NaturArte. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Iglesia de San Juan Batista, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, then stroll the grounds of Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara, and finally make a trip to Teatro La Caridad.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Santa Clara trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Santa Clara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Juan Batista
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Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado ©
Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado

3
nights
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.
Cayo Largo is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso, head off the coast to Cayo Rico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at El Torreon Nursery.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Santa Clara to Cayo Largo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matanzas (Parque de la Libertad, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, stroll around Josone Park, stroll through Cayos Blancos, and raise your glass at Mi Casa Beatles.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Varadero journey planning tool.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Varadero by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Largo in April, Varadero is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar

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