16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
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Havana
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Havana
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take a stroll through Central Havana, identify plant and animal life at Quinta de los Molinos, then see the interesting displays at Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. On the next day, walk around Central Park, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, and finally take a stroll through Vedado.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Havana day trip tool.

London, UK to Havana is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Havana is minus 5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Havana at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:

3
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Vinales

Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valle de Vinales and Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cayo Jutias and Horseback Riding Tours. There's more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities and Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vinales road trip planner.

Getting from Havana to Vinales by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Vinales

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:

2
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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.
On the 29th (Wed), stroll through Rancho Luna Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Tomas Acea, get a sense of history and politics at Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, then pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Benny More, and finally make a trip to Parque Jose Marti.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cienfuegos online road trip planner.

Drive from Vinales to Cienfuegos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cienfuegos are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ancon Beach and YuditVidalFaife. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Maria Aguilar and Playa La Boca. Go for a jaunt from Trinidad to Topes de Collantes to see Vegas Grande Waterfall about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios, shop like a local with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Trinidad journey tool.

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pharmaceutical Museum and Mi Casa Beatles. Get outdoors at Varadero Beach and Varahicacos Ecological Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varadero: Matanzas (Parque de la Libertad & Lolo Galeria-Taller). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at House of Rum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira, and delve into the distant past at Cueva de Ambrosio.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Varadero route maker.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Varadero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

1
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Havana

Rome of the Caribbean

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Drogeria Johnson and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos and other tourist information, go to the Havana trip planner.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Find places to stay May 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.