8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

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8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Cienfuegos
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Havana
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Dubai

1
day
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 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Palacio de Valle, wander the streets of Punta Gorda, and then make a trip to Parque Jose Marti.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cienfuegos trip builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cienfuegos is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Cienfuegos, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect Cienfuegos to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

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 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Trinidad Architecture Museum, view the masterpieces at Basso Art & Souvenir Gallery, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arquitectura Colonial, view the masterpieces at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, and finally see the interesting displays at Romance Museum. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Yudit Vidal Faife and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Francisco de Asis.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad tour planner.

Drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo
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Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Yudit Vidal Faife ©
Yudit Vidal Faife

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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 26th (Tue), make a trip to El Malecon, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, then see the interesting displays at Wifredo Lam Center, then examine the collection at Museo del Chocolate, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Ron Havana Club, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and finally steep yourself in history at El Morro.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Havana trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Havana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Havana are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

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

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