16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
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Havana
— 6 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
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Havana

— 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Taquechel Pharmacy Museum. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, stroll around Central Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana online day trip planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Havana is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Havana. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in October; daily highs in Havana reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

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Varadero

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cueva de Ambrosio. Get out of town with these interesting Varadero side-trips: Matanzas (Pharmaceutical Museum, Puente de Bacunayagua, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Varadero Beach, identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, kick back and relax at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Varadero day trip app.

You can drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Punta Mal Tiempo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cayo Largo day trip app.

Getting from Varadero to Cayo Largo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Trinidad Sightseeing, enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Iznaga Tower. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Trinidad vacation tool.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Cienfuegos

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon, then meet the residents at Delfinario de Cienfuegos, then take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Santiago Hermes, and finally contemplate the long history of Palacio de Valle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): go for a walk through Malecon de Cienfuegos, make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, then pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Benny More, then get a sense of history and politics at Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, and finally look for gifts at La Fernandina.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cienfuegos planner.

Drive from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Cienfuegos sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Cuba travel guide

4.3
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.