12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bogota
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Havana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Bogota

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the activities along Guanaroca Lagoon, stop by Punta Gorda, and then don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cienfuegos trip builder website.

Bogota, Colombia to Cienfuegos is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota in September, expect Cienfuegos to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Guanaroca Lagoon ©
Guanaroca Lagoon
Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Convento de San Francisco de Asis and Yudit Vidal Faife. Let the collections at Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera and Romance Museum capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ancon Beach, admire the sheer force of Parque el Cubano, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de los Ingenios, and don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Trinidad tour planner.

Getting from Cienfuegos to Trinidad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera, Trinidad de Cuba
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera ©
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera

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 5th (Thu): stop by Plaza Las Morlas and then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, hunt for treasures at Varadero Street Market, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira, and finally don't miss a visit to Parque Central.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Varadero trip website.

You can drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Varadero sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for Havana on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Varadero

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pharmaceutical Museum
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Pharmaceutical Museum ©
Pharmaceutical Museum
Iglesia Santa Elvira ©
Iglesia Santa Elvira

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Shop till you drop at Almacenes San Jose and Piscolabis. Malecón of Havana and El Morro will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Havana to Santa Cruz del Norte to see Playa de Jibacoa about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

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Traveling by car from Varadero to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa de Jibacoa
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Playa de Jibacoa ©
Playa de Jibacoa

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