15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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15 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Topes de Collantes
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h
4
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Playa Larga
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Vinales
— 2 nights
7
Havana
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Varadero

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Elvira. On the next day, tee off at Varadero Golf Club, then explore the world behind art at Mi Casa Beatles, and then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Varadero holiday planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Varadero is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Varadero due to the time zone difference. In March, Varadero is much hotter than Brussels - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club

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 some cultural insight at Salto del Caburni and Parque el Cubano. Relax by the water at Ancon Beach and Playa Maria Aguilar. Take a break from Trinidad with a short trip to Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo in Sancti Spiritus, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in panoramic vistas at Iznaga Tower, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, and steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios.

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Drive from Varadero to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Topes de Collantes.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, Playa Maria Aguilar
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Horseback Riding Tours
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis

1
night
Topes de Collantes

Topes de Collantes ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto de Javira, then take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Vegas Grande Waterfall.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Topes de Collantes trip itinerary maker site .

Topes de Collantes is just a short distance from Trinidad. In March in Topes de Collantes, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Topes de Collantes

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Vegas Grande Waterfall ©
Vegas Grande Waterfall

2
nights
Cienfuegos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, then stroll the grounds of Cementerio Tomas Acea, and finally meet the residents at Delfinario de Cienfuegos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Poco Bonito, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Santiago Hermes, then take in the dramatic scenery at El Nicho Waterfalls, and finally explore the activities along Guanaroca Lagoon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cienfuegos travel app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Topes de Collantes to Cienfuegos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Guanaroca Lagoon ©
Guanaroca Lagoon
El Nicho Waterfalls ©
El Nicho Waterfalls

1
night
Playa Larga

Playa Larga ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the activities along Bay of Pigs and then identify plant and animal life at Zapata Swamp.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Playa Larga road trip planning website .

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Playa Larga in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Playa Larga sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bay of Pigs
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Bay of Pigs ©
Bay of Pigs

2
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 19th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Jutias. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Provincial Museum Of Pinar Del Rio, identify plant and animal life at Guanahacabibes Peninsula, then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vinales driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Playa Larga to Vinales takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vinales are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cayo Jutias, Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Provincial Museum Of Pinar Del Rio
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Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
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 21st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and then contemplate the long history of Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Arte Continua, don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), then don't miss a visit to El Malecon, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana day trip planning site .

You can drive from Vinales to Havana in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Havana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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