20 days in Cuba Itinerary

20 days in Cuba Itinerary

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20 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  24 h
1
Havana
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Camaguey
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Santiago de Cuba
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Mumbai

6
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get some cultural insight at Malecón of Havana and Old Havana. Get some historical perspective at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Explore Havana's surroundings by going to Cayo Largo (Playa Paraiso, Sirena Beach, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta), make a trip to Revolution Plaza, take a stroll through Central Havana, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana sightseeing planning app .

Mumbai, India to Havana is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Havana is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in January, plan for slightly colder days in Havana, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cayo Largo
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Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

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 18th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Cueva de Ambrosio, then tee off at Varadero Golf Club, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Parque de la Libertad, then examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, then kick back and relax at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, and finally explore the world behind art at Mi Casa Beatles.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Varadero online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio
Pharmaceutical Museum ©
Pharmaceutical Museum

2
nights
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): contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon, then stop by Punta Gorda, then steep yourself in history at Palacio de Valle, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Malecon de Cienfuegos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Jagua Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with Torres Art Studio, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario de Cienfuegos, then pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Benny More, and finally admire the striking features of Ferrer Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cienfuegos trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Varadero to Cienfuegos in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Cienfuegos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Guanaroca Lagoon ©
Guanaroca Lagoon
Delfinario de Cienfuegos ©
Delfinario de Cienfuegos

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Francisco de Asis, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, and then make a trip to Ruinas de Ingenio San Isidro de los Destiladeros.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip website .

Drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Cienfuegos in January, Trinidad is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Camaguey.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Trinidad de Cuba
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Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni

2
nights
Camaguey

Camaguey ©
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Plaza San Juan de Dios, take in the exciting artwork at Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop, then admire the architecture and history at Plaza del Carmen, then get to know the fascinating history of Camaguey Centro, and finally contemplate the long history of Casa Natal del Mayor (Ignacio Agramonte). On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Ignacio Agramonte, then steep yourself in history at Iglesia Nuestra Señora De La Merced, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de los Trabajadores, and finally stroll through Coco Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Camaguey day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Camaguey takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Trinidad in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Camaguey, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Plaza San Juan de Dios ©
Plaza San Juan de Dios
Plaza del Carmen ©
Plaza del Carmen
Camaguey Centro ©
Camaguey Centro

3
nights
Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba ©
Santiago de Cuba has taken almost as much influence from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it has from Havana, distilling a concoction of cultures to create a city with a distinct identity.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, pause for some serene contemplation at El Cobre Basilica, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Lucha Clandestina, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro del Morro. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrada Familia, kick back and relax at Siboney Beach, get engrossed in the history at Casa de Diego Velazquez, then contemplate the long history of Moncada Barracks, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Museo Granjita de Siboney.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Cuba journey planner.

Getting from Camaguey to Santiago de Cuba by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Santiago de Cuba can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

El Cobre
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El Cobre Basilica ©
El Cobre Basilica
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia

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