15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Santiago de Cuba
— 2 nights
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Havana
— 4 nights
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Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 4 nights
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Santiago de 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 9th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Memorial Vilma Espin Guillois, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro del Morro, then take a memorable drive along La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock), and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Museo Granjita de Siboney. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Cespedes Park, take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption.

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Toronto, Canada to Santiago de Cuba is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get warmer in Santiago de Cuba: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Sea Turtle Hatchery. Step out of Havana to go to Cayo Largo and see Punta Mal Tiempo, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Camera Obscura, walk around Central Park, and steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza.

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Traveling by flight from Santiago de Cuba to Havana takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santiago de Cuba in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Havana, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Havana

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinidad de Cuba and Salto del Caburni. Change things up with these side-trips from Trinidad: Iglesia de San Juan Batista (in Remedios), Cienfuegos (Delfinario de Cienfuegos, Palacio de Valle, &more) and Santa Clara (Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado & Teatro La Caridad). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, don't miss a visit to Iznaga Tower, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal.

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Drive from Havana to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Havana in January, Trinidad is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cueva de Ambrosio and Puente de Bacunayagua. Explore Varadero's surroundings by going to Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar & Pharmaceutical Museum) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira, appreciate the history behind Crab Monument, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and don't miss a visit to Parque Central.

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Getting from Trinidad to Varadero by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Trinidad in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Varadero, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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.