17 days in Cuba Itinerary

17 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Train to Paris Orly, Fly to Havana
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Havana
— 2 nights
Bus
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Vinales
— 2 nights
Bus
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Playa Larga
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Bus
5
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Bus
6
Varadero
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Havana
— 1 night
Fly to Paris Orly, Train to Brussels

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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 (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), then wander the streets of Central Havana, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Arte Continua. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Santa Maria del Mar, get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, and then stroll through Playas de Este.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Havana online trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Havana is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in March, with highs in Havana at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Central Havana
Neighborhood
Central Havana
4.2

2
nights
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 12th (Tue): appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, look for all kinds of wild species at Guanahacabibes Peninsula, and then relax in the rural setting at Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Jutias.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Vinales road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Havana to Vinales takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vinales are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Valle de Vinales ©
Must see
Valle de Vinales
4.8
Cayo Jutias ©
Must see
Cayo Jutias
4.5
Guanahacabibes Peninsula ©
Wildlife Area
Guanahacabibes Peninsula
4.7

2
nights
Playa Larga

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Larga and then identify plant and animal life at Zapata Swamp. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo Giron and then kick back and relax at Caleta Buena.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Playa Larga itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Vinales to Playa Larga takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Caleta Buena ©
Must see
Caleta Buena
4.2
Zapata Swamp ©
Wildlife Area
Zapata Swamp
3.1
Museo Giron ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Giron
4.0

4
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ancon Beach and Playa Maria Aguilar. Step out of the city life by going to Topes de Collantes and Valle de los Ingenios. Step out of Trinidad with an excursion to Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera in Remedios--about 2h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni, shop like a local with YuditVidalFaife, head outdoors with Parque Guanayara, and don't miss a visit to Ruinas de Ingenio San Isidro de los Destiladeros.

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Getting from Playa Larga to Trinidad by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Salto del Caburni ©
Waterfall
Salto del Caburni
4.1

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the sheer force of El Nicho Waterfalls, shop like a local with Galeria Santiago Hermes, then don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, and finally stop by Punta Gorda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rancho Luna Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cienfuegos holiday planning tool.

You can take a bus from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Varadero.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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Punta Gorda ©
Neighborhood
Punta Gorda
3.8

2
nights
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 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach, then examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Elvira, then have a few drinks at Mi Casa Beatles, then look for all kinds of wild species at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Varadero road trip planner.

Take a bus from Cienfuegos to Varadero in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March in Varadero, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Varadero Beach ©
Must see
Varadero Beach
4.7
Mi Casa Beatles
Bar / Club
Mi Casa Beatles
4.3

1
night
Havana

Rome of the Caribbean

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take a stroll through Callejon de Hamel and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana road trip website.

You can take a shuttle from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

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Callejon de Hamel ©
Neighborhood
Callejon de Hamel
2.7

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