9 days in Cuba Itinerary

9 days in Cuba Itinerary

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9 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  29 h
1
Havana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cienfuegos
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  37 h
End: Cape Town

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Castillo de la Real Fuerza. El Malecon and El Morro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Old Havana, examine the collection at Wifredo Lam Center, take a stroll through Callejon de Hamel, and steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Havana itinerary builder.

Cape Town, South Africa to Havana is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cape Town in November: high temperatures in Havana hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Trinidad.

Things to do in Havana

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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana

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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 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Francisco de Asis, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo. On the next day, shop like a local with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, examine the collection at Romance Museum, then don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, then examine the collection at Museo de Arquitectura Colonial, and finally examine the collection at Trinidad Architecture Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad vacation builder.

Drive from Havana to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sancti Spiritus
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Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni

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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.
On the 15th (Wed), wander the streets of Punta Gorda, then contemplate the long history of Palacio de Valle, and then make a trip to Parque Jose Marti.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cienfuegos travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

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Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

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