3 days in Matanzas & Santiago de Cuba Itinerary

3 days in Matanzas & Santiago de Cuba Itinerary

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Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Fly + train:
4​h 45​min
Matanzas, Cuba
— Few hours
train + Fly:
4​h 45​min
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
— 2 nights
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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Matanzas, Cuba


Matanzas is the capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Blanco and then explore the fascinating underground world of Bellamar Caves.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Matanzas travel planner.

Santiago de Cuba to Matanzas is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago de Cuba.

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Santiago de Cuba, 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.
On the 30th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, then take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cespedes Park. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock), then make a trip to Antonio Maceo Revolution Square, then steep yourself in history at Moncada Barracks, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Museo Granjita de Siboney.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Cuba itinerary builder.

Getting from Matanzas to Santiago de Cuba by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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