How many days to stay in Cuba?

May 15th, 2018, 11:08 PM
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How many days to stay in Cuba?

We will fly into Holguin and out of Havana in December, so will travel up the island. We donít want to sit on a beach. We are happy to look at old towns and nature. We will travel independently. This is part of a bigger trip Central American trip.
Beyond Havana, what are the most interesting places to see?
Looking at some blogs, we see that people spend up to a month here, but most tours just go to Havana and a few other places.
We would appreciate input to help us decide how long to allocate to this.
Thank you
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Oct 17th, 2018, 10:31 AM
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If you just want to visit the major cities and tourist attractions in Cuba - 3-4 days is enough. To explore the culture and food scene (recommended) plan at least a week long trip.
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Oct 25th, 2018, 09:32 AM
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Since you are apparently traveling independently-- I'd suggest you check out some itineraries of tour companies featuring trips to Cuba. In doing that you'd get a sense as to where to go beyond the two places that you initially mentioned.

I've been to Cuba 3Xs with a P-to-P and feel that I only got a slight taste of Cuban culture and its people. I want to return and spend at least 2 weeks touring the entire country. ...would have gotten that experience in 2017, but on day 3 I experienced some excruciating back pains and decided to return to the States. In looking back, I should have consulted a physician and taken this wonderful tour which was Cuban lead and based. I was traveling legal, too!

[...3 - 4 days are NOT enough. One could spend those days in Habana and still NOT have enough time to reap the intended experience of this travel.]
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Nov 9th, 2018, 05:45 PM
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more than 10 days are unnecessary, just need like 3 days to meet some beaches, 5 days to meet all the interesting and cultural places and a couple of days to rest and planning
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Nov 11th, 2018, 10:21 AM
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We stayed 3 weeks and didn't see the south. Another week would have been ideal.
the region i-of Pinar del Rio was for us the most spectacular. Then we loved the small cities, like Cienfuegos, Camaguey. Trinidab is beautiful. and we stayed 3-4 days at the beach to relax at the end of the trip, and visited some places with flamengos etc. Havana needs at least 3_4 days for sure.
Santiago de Cuba is said to be spectacular, but we didn't go.
We avoided Varadero that the locasl described as endless resorts...
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