11 days in Cuba Itinerary

11 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Havana
— 4 nights
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Trinidad

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then make a trip to Cerro de la Vigia, then contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios, and finally stop by Casa del Alfarero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Trinidad Sightseeing, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos, then shop like a local with YuditVidalFaife, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie D'Art Calleyro.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Trinidad is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Trinidad. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in May; daily highs in Trinidad reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cienfuegos

— 2 nights

Pearl of the South

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 4th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Caribbean Pearl Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Santiago Hermes, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Tomas Acea. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Naval Nacional, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Historico Naval de Cienfuegos, get a sense of history and politics at Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, get a taste of the local shopping with Poco Bonito, then appreciate the history behind Estatua de Benny More, and finally take in the exciting artwork at CasaHuella.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cienfuegos trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Trinidad to Cienfuegos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Varadero

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at House of Rum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, head outdoors with Parque de la Libertad, see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, view the masterpieces at Lolo Galeria-Taller, then don't miss a visit to Parque Central, and finally identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Varadero trip planner.

Drive from Cienfuegos to Varadero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. May in Varadero sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Havana

— 4 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Vedado. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Malecón of Havana and Plaza de la Catedral. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum, steep yourself in history at Revolution Plaza Havana, take a stroll through Central Havana, and make a trip to Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Havana online trip itinerary builder.

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 May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Tours

Cuba travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.