8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Playa Larga
— 1 night
Drive
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Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Neptune Statue and then contemplate the long history of Revolution Plaza Havana. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to El Capitolio, then contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), then examine the collection at Museo de Naipes Marques de Prado, and finally make a trip to Old Havana.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana route site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Havana. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Havana

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Playa Larga

On the 13th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga and then stroll around Cueva de los Peces.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Playa Larga trip site.

Getting from Havana to Playa Larga by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Havana in December since evenings lows in Playa Larga dip to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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 14th (Mon), take a stroll through Punta Gorda, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, and then don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cienfuegos trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Playa Larga to Cienfuegos in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cienfuegos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): stroll through Valle de los Ingenios, then examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, then examine the collection at Romance Museum, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, then view the masterpieces at YuditVidalFaife, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and finally make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Trinidad trip planner.

Drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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.