19 days in Havana, Santiago de Cuba & Trinidad Itinerary

19 days in Havana, Santiago de Cuba & Trinidad Itinerary

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Havana
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Santiago de Cuba
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Havana
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Trinidad
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Havana
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Havana

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Espacio de Arte Triana & Usich and Factoria Habana. Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta) and Old Havana will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Museum of Music (Museo de la Musica), stop by Las Mansiones de Miramar, and steep yourself in history at Convento De Santa Clara.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Havana attractions planner.

London, UK to Havana is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from London to Havana, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Havana hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Havana

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 24:
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El Ojo del Ciclon ©
El Ojo del Ciclon
Museo del Chocolate ©
Museo del Chocolate

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Santiago de Cuba

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre and Iglesia Sagrada Familia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Salto del Guayabo and Guayabo Falls. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Comandancia de la plata, examine the collection at La Isabelica Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siboney Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Lucha Clandestina.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santiago de Cuba vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Havana to Santiago de Cuba takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Havana in December since evenings lows in Santiago de Cuba dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Salto del Guayabo ©
Salto del Guayabo
Iglesia Sagrada Familia ©
Iglesia Sagrada Familia

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Havana

Havana ©

Rome of the Caribbean

Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Santo Angel Custodio, examine the collection at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio San Felipe Neri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Bautista El Calvario, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Good Voyage (Iglesia Santo Cristo Del Buen Viaje). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento e Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Belen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Templete, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Abdallah, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sacra Iglesia Catedral Ortodoxa de San Nicolas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Paula.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Havana trip builder website.

Getting from Santiago de Cuba to Havana by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santiago de Cuba in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Havana, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Havana

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Taquechel Pharmacy Museum ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum
Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
Iglesia del Santo Angel Custodio ©
Iglesia del Santo Angel Custodio

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Trinidad

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for gifts at Casa del Alfarero, admire the sheer force of Vegas Grande Waterfall, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos, then view the masterpieces at YuditVidalFaife, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Manaca Iznaga, then make a trip to Cerro de la Vigia, then explore the activities along Salto de Javira, and finally go for a charming ride with Gio's Cuba Photo Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad online trip maker.

You can drive from Havana to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Havana in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Trinidad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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YuditVidalFaife ©
YuditVidalFaife
Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Church of the Holy Trinity
Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos ©

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Havana

Havana ©

Rome of the Caribbean

On the 3rd (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Neptune Statue, see the interesting displays at Museo Napoleonico, take in the exciting artwork at Art Market, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, then contemplate the long history of Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, and finally wander the streets of Vedado.

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Drive from Trinidad to Havana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Trinidad in January, Havana is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Vedado ©
Vedado
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales
Museo Napoleonico ©
Museo Napoleonico

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