13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
1
Havana
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Vinales
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Santa Clara
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Varadero
— 1 night
Fly

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Havana

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fabrica De Arte Cubano, Don Cangrejo, Casa de la Musica de Miramar, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza Havana, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Havana trip itinerary maker.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Havana is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in November; daily highs in Havana reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

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1
night
Vinales

Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback and then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Vinales trip planner.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Vinales

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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1
night
Cienfuegos

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 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon, admire the sheer force of El Nicho Waterfalls, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario de Cienfuegos.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cienfuegos trip planner.

Getting from Vinales to Cienfuegos by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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2
nights
Trinidad

Built on sugar and seemingly preserved in molasses, the town of Trinidad attracts visitors with its well-aged 19th century architecture and rustic charm, showcasing the sounds, scents, and sights of days gone by.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Romance Museum, then examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, then steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios, and finally don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Trinidad attractions website.

Drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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2
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Santa Clara

The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): walk around Parque Leoncio Vidal, appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Clara trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Trinidad to Santa Clara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. November in Santa Clara sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks · Historic Sites
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1
night
Varadero

One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get advice or help at Convention Center Plaza America, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then see the interesting displays at House of Rum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Varadero trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Clara to Varadero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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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.