35 days in United States, Cuba & Sydney Itinerary

35 days in United States, Cuba & Sydney Itinerary

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35 days in United States, Cuba & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
Havana, Cuba
— 5 nights
3
Vinales, Cuba
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Playa Larga, Cuba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cienfuegos, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Trinidad, Cuba
— 3 nights
7
Havana, Cuba
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  7​h 15​min
8
New York City, United States
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  26​h
9
Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
End: Sydney, Australia


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7
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've added Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica State Beach, Santa Monica Pier, and other attractions to your itinerary. Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and Greystone Mansion and Park will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at 1,000 Steps Beach and Little Corona Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to The Wedge (in Newport Beach), Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and Corona Del Mar State Beach (in Corona del Mar). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, kick back and relax at Seal Beach, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 15°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Havana.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Huntington Dog Beach
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1,000 Steps Beach ©
1,000 Steps Beach
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach

5
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Torreon de la Chorrera, Havana Bus Tour, Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and other attractions. Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum and Central Havana. Step out of Havana to go to Las Terrazas and see Las Terrazas Complex, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vedado, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Iglesia de San Agustin o San Francisco el Nuevo, and get to know the fascinating history of Las Mansiones de Miramar.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Havana travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Havana by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Havana due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Havana hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Las Terrazas Complex, Torreon de la Chorrera
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Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum

3
nights
Vinales, Cuba

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hacienda Cortina as well as Excursion Vinales. When in Vinales, make a side trip to see La Guira National Park in Los Palacios, approximately 1h 15 min away.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vinales sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Hacienda Cortina, La Guira National Park
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Hacienda Cortina ©
Hacienda Cortina
Excursion Vinales ©
Excursion Vinales

3
nights
Playa Larga, Cuba

Playa Larga ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cueva de los Peces, Punta Perdiz and Playa Larga. On the 10th (Tue), get outside with Punta Perdiz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa Larga and then stroll through Bay of Pigs.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Playa Larga itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vinales to Playa Larga in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Playa Larga can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Punta Perdiz, Bay of Pigs
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Bay of Pigs ©
Bay of Pigs
Playa Larga
Playa Larga
Zapata Swamp ©
Zapata Swamp

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nights
Cienfuegos, Cuba

Cienfuegos ©
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.
You've added Parque Jose Marti, Rancho Luna Beach, Jagua Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Estatua de Benny More, then don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, and then take a stroll through Punta Gorda. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon, step into the grandiose world of Jagua Castle, and then stroll through Rancho Luna Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cienfuegos holiday planner.

Drive from Playa Larga to Cienfuegos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

3
nights
Trinidad, Cuba

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salto del Caburni, Valle de los Ingenios and Free Walking Tour Trinidad. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yudit Vidal Faife and Manaca Iznaga. Get some cultural insight at Church of the Holy Trinity and Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos. Venture out of the city with trips to Vegas Grande Waterfall (in Topes de Collantes) and Museo Parrandas Remedianas (in Remedios). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Maria Aguilar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Trinidad trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Havana.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vegas Grande Waterfall, Museo Parrandas Remedianas, Playa Maria Aguilar, Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos
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Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni
Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios
Museo Parrandas Remedianas ©
Museo Parrandas Remedianas

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Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
You've now added Museo del Chocolate to your itinerary. On the 18th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo del Chocolate and then pause for some photo ops at Neptune Statue.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Trinidad to Havana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Havana

Museums
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Museo del Chocolate ©
Museo del Chocolate

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've added Little Italy, Kinky Boots on Broadway, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Island Beach State Park. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at DM Weil Gallery and My Sister's Jewelry Box. Venture out of the city with trips to Sleeping Giant State Park (in Hamden), Yale Center for British Art (in New Haven) and Thimble Islands Brewing Company (in Branford). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Hudson Beach Glass, revel in the low prices at Tanger Outlets, take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, and examine the collection at Shore Line Trolley Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City tour builder app .

Explore your travel options from Baracoa to New York City with the Route module. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

New Paltz, Lakota Wolf Preserve, Angry Orchard, My Sister's Jewelry Box, Boscobel House and Gardens
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Lakota Wolf Preserve ©
Lakota Wolf Preserve
Ocean Grove Beach ©
Ocean Grove Beach
Boscobel House and Gardens ©
Boscobel House and Gardens

1
night
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look and learn at Observatory Hill, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, admire the masterpieces at Customs House, then get a sense of history and politics at Government House, then kick back and relax at Lady Bay, and finally get your game on at Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Sydney in 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites
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Lady Bay ©
Lady Bay
Customs House ©
Customs House

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