11 days in Cuba Itinerary

11 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive
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Playa Larga
— 1 day
Drive
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Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive
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Topes de Collantes
— 1 day
Drive
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Holguin
— 1 night
Drive
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Camaguey
— 1 night

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Havana

— 2 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Havana itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are José Martí International Airport, Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport and Vilo Acuña International Airport. In March, daytime highs in Havana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Vinales.

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Vinales

— 3 nights
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Go for a jaunt from Vinales to Minas de Matahambre to see Cayo Jutias about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Vinales, and Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vinales tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Havana to Vinales in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Playa Larga

— 1 day
On the 6th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Bay of Pigs Museum, then walk around Cueva de los Peces, and then kick back and relax at Playa Larga.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Playa Larga road trip website.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Playa Larga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Playa Larga are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks · Beaches · Museums · Outdoors

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Cienfuegos

— 1 night

Pearl of the South

The city of Cienfuegos sits in a scenic natural bay, attracting visitors from across the country and further afield since its establishment in the early 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at El Nicho Waterfalls, then ponder the world of politics at Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, then make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio de Valle.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cienfuegos day trip website.

Traveling by car from Playa Larga to Cienfuegos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Topes de Collantes.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Topes de Collantes

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, then admire the sheer force of Vegas Grande Waterfall, and then head outdoors with Parque Guanayara.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Topes de Collantes attractions planner.

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Topes de Collantes in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Topes de Collantes sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Topes de Collantes

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Holguin

— 1 night

City of Parks

Not overly touristy, Holguin offers a different perspective on Cuban life, standing as a major city that doesn't seek to commercialize its past or cover itself in all inclusive resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get great views at Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz) and then kick back and relax at Playa Pesquero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): stroll through Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Guardalavaca Beach, and then stroll through Playa Esmeralda.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Holguin trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Topes de Collantes to Holguin in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Holguin, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Camaguey

— 1 night
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
On the 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Plaza San Juan de Dios, take in the exciting artwork at Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop, then admire the architecture and history at Plaza del Carmen, then contemplate the long history of Iglesia Nuestra Señora De La Merced, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Camaguey Centro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Camaguey trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Holguin to Camaguey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Camaguey sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Cuba travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.