13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Drive to Humberside Airport, Fly to José Martí International Airport
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Havana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Bus
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive
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Vinales
— 1 night
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Drive to José Martí International Airport, Fly to Humberside Airport, Drive to Sutton-on-Sea

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Havana

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Havana and Malecón of Havana. Kids will appreciate attractions like Vedado and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, admire the landmark architecture of Havana Cathedral, steep yourself in history at El Morro, and wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

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Sutton-on-Sea, UK to Havana is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is minus 5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Havana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:

Varadero

— 2 nights
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.
On the 31st (Wed), explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, and then tee off at Varadero Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario.

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Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Varadero are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

Cayo Largo

— 2 nights
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Playa Paraiso. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mal Tiempo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and then kick back and relax at Sirena Beach.

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You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Trinidad

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Romance Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni, then take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Francisco de Asis. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Trinidad by bus takes about 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

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 6th (Tue): admire the striking features of Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, then take in the pleasant sights at Malecon de Cienfuegos, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario de Cienfuegos.

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You can drive from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 6:

Vinales

— 1 night
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 7th (Wed), appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Vinales trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Vinales takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Vinales, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vinales

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:

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.