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2 weeks tour in Cuba: 3 itinerary suggestions

In 15 days, there is enough to make a beautiful circuit and there is for all the tastes! Contrary to popular belief, Cuba is not only a beach, lazing around and coconut trees destination.

The adventurers will also have enough to concoct a well-filled itinerary to visit Cuba in 2 weeks and make a lot of discoveries.
What to do in 2 weeks in Cuba? How to organize your trip? We’ve prepared three options for 2-week stays in Cuba.

So, are you more of a beach person, a hiker or a little bit of both?
Discovery itinerary

Discovery itinerary

In people’s minds, Cuba is often reduced to Varadero and its paradisiacal beaches.

However, the “Pearl of the Caribbean” has much more to offer than its famous seaside resort.

Spectacular landscapes, old colonial cities full of charm, folklore and traditions… in 15 days in Cuba, travelers who are fond of meeting people and discovering new things will never get bored!

Here is our 15-day tour in Cuba to get a taste of it:

  • Day 1: Arrival in Havana
  • Day 2: Viñales
  • Day 3: Viñales
  • Day 4: Cayo Levisa (night in Viñales) -Bonus day: Soroa
  • Day 5: Cienfuegos
  • Day 6: Cueva de los Peces, Punta Perdiz & Playa Giron (night in Cienfuegos)
  • Day 7: El Nicho & Trinidad
  • Day 8: Trinidad
  • Day 9: Trinidad
  • Day 10: Camagüey
  • Day 11: Santa Clara
  • Day 12: La Habana
  • Day 13: La Habana
  • Day 14: departure from Havana

Itinerary between discovery and farniente

Discovery or farniente? Finally why choose between the two?

We have concocted a small itinerary of 2 weeks in Cuba that combines the best of cultural visits, hikes and beaches of Cuba:

  • Day 1: arrival in Havana
  • Day 2: departure for Viñales
  • Day 3: Viñales
  • Day 4: Cayo Levisa (night in Viñales)
  • Day 5: Cienfuegos
  • Day 6: Cueva de los Peces, Punta Perdiz & Playa Giron (overnight in Cienfuegos)
  • Day 7: El Nicho & Trinidad
  • Day 8: Trinidad
  • Day 9: Trinidad
  • Day 10: Varadero
  • Day 11: Varadero
  • Day 12: La Habana
  • Day 13: La Habana
  • Day 14: departure from Havana

Itinerary farniente

Varadero is undoubtedly the most famous seaside resort in Cuba.
But the island has other strings to its bow to charm visitors in search of heavenly beaches!

In 15 days in Cuba, you will have the time to skim some of the most beautiful beaches of the country.

Then it is not the need to deprive yourself!

Here is our 15-day tour in Cuba for those who dream of 2 weeks of relaxation in the shade of coconut trees:

  • Day 1: arrival in Havana
  • Day 2: departure for Viñales
  • Day 3: Cayo Levisa (night in Viñales)
  • Day 4: Vinales
  • Day 5: Cienfuegos
  • Day 6: Playa Giron (overnight in Cienfuegos)
  • Day 7: El Nicho & Trinidad
  • Day 8: Trinidad
  • Day 9: Varadero
  • Day 10: Varadero
  • Day 11: Varadero
  • Day 12: Varadero
  • Day 13: La Habana
  • Day 14: departure from Havana

Cuba itinerary 14 days (From Havana)

  • first 4 days. You can take the previous itinerary and spend two days in the West in the heart of the Viñales Valley with its mogotes and tobacco fields.
  • Day 5 and 6. Take the road to Trinidad and stay there for at least two days. Visit the colonial historic center classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend an afternoon at the beautiful and wild beach of Playa Ancon and another afternoon at the Valley of los Ingenios to immerse yourself in lush nature while learning about the history of the sugar industry in this valley.
  • Day 7 and 8. Continue on the central highway to Santa Clara to visit, among others, the Che Memorial. Day trip to the small town of Remedios and visit the museum of las Parrandas (famous carnival held every December 24th in this town).
  • Day 9. Departure for Camagüey, the third largest city in the country and visit of the beautiful historical center, including some of the 14 churches in the center.
  • Day 10, 11 and 12. Departure for Morón, the ideal starting point to reach the cayos of the north of the island connected to the mainland by the pedraplen (land roads). Cayos Ensenachos and Santa Maria, the best preserved, and Cayo Coco, the most touristy, deploy their white sand beaches and turquoise waters as far as the eye can see.
  • Day 13 and 14. Return to Havana. A last stroll in Habana Vieja and its picturesque alleys. Shopping in the Vedado district (purchase of cigars, rum…).

Cuba Itinerary 14 days (From Santiago de Cuba)

  • Day 1. Arrival in Santiago de Cuba.
  • Day 2 and 3. Visit of the city and its casco histórico. Stroll around the Parque Céspedes, discover the different squares (Plaza Marte, Plaza de Dolores, etc.) to soak up the atmosphere of Santiago. At the end of July, the carnival breaks out over the city. Enormous fiesta guaranteed! If you visit the city the rest of the year, visit the Carnival Museum which is very well done.
  • Day 4, 5 and 6. Then head to Baracoa, in the heart of a magnificent tropical region on the southeastern tip of the country. Stroll in the lush nature then walk on the malecón with a stop at the statue of Christopher Columbus who landed here on October 27, 1492. Visit of the Parroquial Church of Nuestra Señora Asunción de Baracoa where there is a cross that Christopher Columbus would have brought with him on his arrival.
  • Day 7 and 8. A short detour through Bayamo will take you close to the Sierra Maestra and Turquino Peak, the highest peak in the country. (1 972 m). Hike in the Sierra Maestra in the footsteps of the Cuban revolutionaries. Visit the wax museum the next day for a quieter day.
  • Day 9. Visit of Guardalavaca, a large seaside resort that is not far north. Relaxation program: sunbathing and swimming in its clear waters
  • Day 10 and 11. Now head towards Holguín, the “city of parks”. Discover the parks concentrated in the city centre. Visit the folk dolls museum and the barrel organ workshop, the only one in Latin America.
  • Day 12. Still in the same region, the very picturesque port of Gibara is a pretty white Mediterranean-style village. If you are there at this time, don’t miss the Festival Internacional del Cine Pobre during the second half of April.
  • Day 13. Return to Santiago. During the day, discovery of the Tivoli district, built by the French. Salsa evening at the Casa de la Trova or Casa del Estudiante.

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