15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  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
Drive:  2 h 45 min
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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Varadero Golf Club, then raise your glass at Mi Casa Beatles, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Varadero trip itinerary maker website.

Brussels, Belgium to Varadero is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Varadero is minus 6 hours. In March, Varadero is much warmer than Brussels - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Convento de San Francisco de Asis and Playa Maria Aguilar. Visiting Salto del Caburni and Valle de los Ingenios will get you outdoors. When in Trinidad, make a side trip to see Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo in Sancti Spiritus, approximately Sancti Spiritus away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower, examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and stroll around Parque el Cubano.

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You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow 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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Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni
Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo ©
Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo

1
night
Topes de Collantes

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

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Topes de Collantes tour app.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Topes de Collantes takes an hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can 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
Salto de Javira ©
Salto de Javira

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Valle, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Tomas Acea, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario de Cienfuegos. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Poco Bonito, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Santiago Hermes, then admire the sheer force of El Nicho Waterfalls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Cienfuegos trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Topes de Collantes to Cienfuegos takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Cienfuegos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can 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
Delfinario de Cienfuegos ©
Delfinario de Cienfuegos

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night
Playa Larga

Playa Larga ©
On the 18th (Mon), explore the activities along Bay of Pigs and then look for all kinds of wild species at Zapata Swamp.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Playa Larga online tour planner.

Drive from Cienfuegos to Playa Larga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bay of Pigs
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Zapata Swamp ©
Zapata Swamp
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Jutias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Provincial Museum Of Pinar Del Rio, then look for all kinds of wild species 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, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Vinales trip planner.

You can drive from Playa Larga to Vinales in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

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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): make a trip to Old Havana, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and then contemplate the long history of Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Arte Continua, steep yourself in history at Revolution Plaza Havana, wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), then get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Havana tour planner.

Getting from Vinales to Havana by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Havana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off 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 ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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