17 days in Cuba Itinerary

17 days in Cuba Itinerary

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1
Havana
— 2 nights
2
Vinales
— 2 nights
3
Playa Larga
— 2 nights
4
Trinidad
— 4 nights
5
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
6
Varadero
— 2 nights
7
Havana
— 1 night

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
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 · Parks · Outdoors
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Central Havana
Central Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana

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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 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 car from Havana to Vinales takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation, Cayo Jutias
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Guanahacabibes Peninsula ©
Guanahacabibes Peninsula

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Playa Larga

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 car from Vinales to Playa Larga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Side Trip

Playa Giron
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Zapata Swamp ©
Zapata Swamp
Museo Giron ©
Museo Giron

4
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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.
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 Salto del Caburni. Step out of Trinidad with an excursion to Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera in Remedios--about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, stroll through Valle de los Ingenios, get outside with Parque Guanayara, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Playa Larga to Trinidad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Topes de Collantes, Playa Maria Aguilar, Parque Guanayara, Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera
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Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera ©
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni

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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 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 drive from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to 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
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Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer ©
Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer
Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda

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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 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.

Drive from Cienfuegos to Varadero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Mi Casa Beatles
Mi Casa Beatles

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Havana

Havana ©
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 drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Other options are to 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

Museums · Neighborhoods
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Callejon de Hamel ©
Callejon de Hamel

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