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Cuba has a warm tropical climate with two distinct seasons. The best time to visit is from December to May, when you can expect dry, sunny days and plenty of blue skies. The wet season begins in June and, previously, visitors to Cuba would have avoided travel entirely between August and October, when there is also a risk of hurricanes. However, as interest in visiting in Cuba has increased, the subsequent pressure on hotel availability means many are now prepared to run the risk of unpredictable weather to see the country sooner rather than later, and visiting in low season will still be an atmospheric experience.

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Audley Travel specialist Simon

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Month-by-month guide to travelling in Cuba

Visiting Cuba in November - April

Cuba’s dry season brings the sunniest days and pleasant temperatures, making it a wonderful time to visit. Early planning for visiting Cuba is now essential year-round, but this becomes all the more important during the dry season. You should begin planning a minimum of nine months in advance for this period in general, but at least 12 months in advance if you wish to visit between December and February or over Easter.

Havana, Cuba

Events & Festivals

  • Havana’s Jazz Festival (December): This is a big event in the city, with formal concerts taking over many venues, but also the odd impromptu performances to be found. Read more »

Cuba Climate Guide

Place Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Baracoa 28°C 218mm 28°C 144mm 29°C 143mm 30°C 150mm 30°C 289mm 32°C 173mm 32°C 192mm 32°C 200mm 32°C 191mm 31°C 359mm 29°C 331mm 28°C 340mm
Havana 26°C 64mm 26°C 54mm 28°C 44mm 29°C 59mm 30°C 117mm 31°C 177mm 32°C 123mm 32°C 131mm 31°C 165mm 30°C 174mm 28°C 77mm 27°C 54mm
Trinidad 28°C 22mm 28°C 33mm 30°C 31mm 31°C 45mm 32°C 146mm 32°C 220mm 33°C 145mm 33°C 180mm 32°C 213mm 31°C 163mm 29°C 48mm 28°C 17mm

Trip ideas and travel guides to exploring Cuba

Star Flyer

Cruises in Cuba

Explore the Caribbean coastline of Cuba, snorkel with sting ray or dive around the Cayman islands. Whatever your preferences, we can suggest the best cruise boats on your tailor-made trip to Cuba.

Local life, Cuba

Cuba: What to expect

Cuba remains a communist country with many of its own struggles. However, with an open mind, a sense of humour and an adventurous spirit, if you choose to visit you will be rewarded with a cultural experience unlike any other.

Johnny at Revolution Square, Cuba

Cuba has an intoxicating atmosphere whenever you choose to travel, but I particularly recommend March. The dry, sunny days are ideal for exploring before the mercury really begins to rise. Although you still need to plan far in advance, late March and the month of April (providing you avoid Easter) are not quite as crowded as January and February.

Johnny, Latin America Specialist
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