Traveling to Cuba has become in recent years a must visit destination for all travelers who want to live a different Caribbean experience. Because of the uniqueness of the destination, it might be difficult to chose where to go or what do, so here is a selection of places to explore Cuba in 10 days.
The first thing you need to know about Cuba is that it is not a typical Caribbean destination. You may have read hundreds of news, blogs or travel guides about Cuba, but be sure that when you set foot on the island the amazement and surprise will be your travel companions during your 10 day trip to Cuba with Espíritu Travel.
Continue reading and accompany Espíritu Travel on this 10-day Cuba itinerary
10 days itinerary trip to Cuba
Many of our travelers ask similar questions when they start thinking about traveling to Cuba: What’s the easiest way to travel to Cuba? What’s the best way to plan my trip to Cuba? How many days should I spend in Cuba? or What to see? A 10-day trip to Cuba is the right amount of time to rest, explore the island, learn, and have fun.
On Espíritu Travel 10-day trip plan, you will not only visit the iconic cities of Havana and Trinidad but you head way off the beaten path to the eastern half of the Island, to get a real sense of Cuba life. Hike to the rebel headquarters of Fidel Castro outside of Bayamo and visit the vibrant Santiago de Cuba.
Have a look at our Explore to Cuba 10-day itinerary and let yourself be carried away on this unforgettable trip.
What to see in a 10 trip to Cuba?
Start your 10 day trip to Cuba in Havana. The capital of Cuba is a city with a strong personality, it is the soul of Cuba. Visit the Malecon, the Old Cathedral, the imposing Plaza de la Revolución, Vedado neighborhood or try the famous mojitos of La Bodeguita del Medio. At night do not hesitate to visit one of its many nightclubs with live music, your feet will move with the rhythmic of the Cuban music!
If you are a photography lover, our Havana Imagine photography workshop is perfect for you!
Continue your 10 day trip to Cuba to Trinidad, one of the most famous cities of Cuba, known as “the museum city of Cuba”. The magical city of Trinidad is the perfect representation of the colonial style. With a historic center declared as World Heritage Site in 1988. During your guided tour with Espíritu Travel you will visit Plaza Mayor, the Church of the Holy Trinidad and Santa Ana, the Historical Museum of the City and Ortiz Palace, converted into an art gallery, among other tourist attractions.
From Trinidad you can visit Valle de los Ingenios or Tope de Collantes Natural Park, that offers a thousand places to explore. Another day trip activity from Trinidad, is going to visit Sancti Spiritus a beautiful colonial city.
Here is when it gets interesting because you will be traveling to the eastern half of the Island and where most tourist do not go but it is a must on your 1-day trip to Cuba with Espíritu Travel. Camagüey is one of the four Cuban cities declared World Heritage by Unesco. The spirit of Camagüey lies in its maze of dusty streets, built with the intention of confusing the ravaging pirates who frequently attempted attacks. Today, you won’t see any pirates, but you can still explore the unique layout of the city, filled with plazas and winding streets.
In the evening, definitely grab a seat at the rooftop bar of the Gran Hotel to enjoy the sunset.
Sierra Maestra Mountains
Continue your 10-day trip to Cuba to Sierra Maestra, situated along the Yara River, from here you can enjoy horseback riding, hikes and walks along trails of historical and natural interest and beauty.
Embark on a adventure (easy) trek through the Sierra Maestra mountains to reach Fidel’s hideout – the staging ground for the Cuban revolution. Here you can see the completely preserved huts where Fidel and Che Guevara led the group of revolutionaries to ultimate victory in the Cuban revolution.
From Sierra Maestra you can also visit Bayamo, located at the Eastern Province of Granma. Behind its 19th century buildings and its countryside feeling, there is a story of sacrifice and dedication. Today Bayamo is a National Monument and it is considered the Birthplace of the Cuban Nationality.
Santiago de Cuba
Finish your 10 day trip to Cuba in Santiago de Cuba. Visit this city founded in 1515, is a lively trip to Cuba’s more authentic roots. What a great end!
Known as “The most Caribbean Cuban City”, Santiago is an unmissable gift in the island’s geography. It’s not only the splendid bay, or the multiple museums and fortresses (such as the Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro) what make it unique. It is the combination of cultures and the way they have been embraced by the inhabitants of the city: French, African, Taino’s ancestries are expressed in every note, dance, even accent in Santiago de Cuba.
Travel tip: if you have more than 10 days to travel to Cuba why not extend your stay to include Baracoa or relax at one of the many white-sand beaches along the north coast.
Espíritu Travel customized but flexible Explore Cuba in 10 days offers a balance of well thought activities and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you wouldn’t necessarily find on your own. And of course, a real Cuban life experience. So put your worries aside and simply enjoy the adventure that you are about to live. Contact us and start planning your customize 10 day trip to Cuba!