12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  16 h
1
Havana
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Varadero
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  14 h
End: London

3
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 23rd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and then don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Calle Obispo, then steep yourself in history at El Morro, and then contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Havana trip builder.

London, UK to Havana is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In March, Havana is much hotter than London - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites
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Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

1
night
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 25th (Sun): stroll through Rancho Luna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, take a stroll through Punta Gorda, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cienfuegos road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Havana to Cienfuegos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Topes de Collantes and Salto del Caburni. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ancon Beach and Plaza Mayor. Step out of Trinidad to go to Sancti Spiritus and see Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba, see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and shop like a local with Galerie D'Art Calleyro.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sancti Spiritus, Topes de Collantes
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach

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.
On the 31st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve and then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): delve into the distant past at Cueva de Ambrosio and then play a few rounds at Varadero Golf Club.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Varadero holiday website.

You can drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Varadero are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Golf
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

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