12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
Jetblue:  12 h 30 min
1
Havana
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h
2
Vinales
— 3 nights
Bus:  9 h
3
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Cienfuegos
— Few hours
Bus:  5 h
5
Havana
— 1 night
Jetblue:  13 h 30 min
End: Portland

4
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Playas de Este has been added to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Malecón of Havana and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Square (Plaza Vieja) and El Morro. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, take a stroll through Callejon de Hamel, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Havana road trip website.

Portland, USA to Havana is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in November; daily highs in Havana reach 83°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

3
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Escape the urban bustle at Valle de Vinales and Cayo Jutias. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vinales online vacation planner.

Drive from Havana to Vinales in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. November in Vinales sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Jutias
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Cuevas de Santo Tomas ©
Cuevas de Santo Tomas

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach and then view the masterpieces at Galerie D'Art Calleyro.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Trinidad trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Trinidad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. You will leave for Cienfuegos on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Trinidad

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Galerie D'Art Calleyro ©
Galerie D'Art Calleyro

few
hours
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cienfuegos day trip website.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cienfuegos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You'll set off for Havana on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Outdoors Tours
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1
night
Havana

Havana ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

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You can drive from Cienfuegos to Havana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

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