13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Pinar del Rio
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cardenas
— 1 night
Drive
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Varadero
— 2 nights
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Havana

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Malecón of Havana and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Visit Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Old Havana for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, see the interesting displays at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum, shop like a local with Estudio Taller Santacana, and view the masterpieces at Taller de Serigrafia Rene Portocarrero.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Havana journey website.

Detroit, USA to Havana is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Detroit in February; daily highs in Havana reach 81°F and lows reach 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Vinales

— 1 night
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Centro Cultural Polo Montanez has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at Centro Cultural Polo Montanez, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, then explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones, and finally appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales.

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Getting from Havana to Vinales by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in March, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Pinar del Rio.

Things to do in Vinales

Nature · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Pinar del Rio

— 1 night
Pinar del Río is a Cuban city, capital of Pinar del Río Province. La Catedral de Pinar del Rio (Catedral de San Rosendo) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): experience rural life at Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pinar del Rio trip itinerary planner.

You can take a shuttle from Vinales to Pinar del Rio in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in March, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Pinar del Rio

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Trinidad

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Trinidad Sightseeing as well as Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion. Get some historical perspective at Palacio de Valle and Church of the Holy Trinity. Shop till you drop at YuditVidalFaife and Galerie D'Art Calleyro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trinidad: Cienfuegos (CasaHuella, Galeria Santiago Hermes, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Francisco de Asis, steep yourself in history at Ruinas de Ingenio San Isidro de los Destiladeros, get a taste of the local shopping with Basso Art & Souvenir Gallery, and examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Trinidad trip planner.

Getting from Pinar del Rio to Trinidad by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cardenas.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Cardenas

— 1 night
Cárdenas, Calle Calzada Cárdenas is a municipality and city in the Matanzas Province of Cuba, about 116km by air east of Havana. Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Oscar Maria de Rojas. On the 8th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museo Oscar Maria de Rojas, then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Natal de Jose Antonio Echeverria, then pause for some photo ops at Crab Monument, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cardenas Cathedral.

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Drive from Trinidad to Cardenas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Cardenas

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
You've now added House of Rum to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at House of Rum, enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, then have a few drinks at Mi Casa Beatles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira, and finally view the masterpieces at Taller de Ceramica Artistica. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Plaza Las Morlas, look for all kinds of wild species at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Getting from Cardenas to Varadero by car takes about an hour. In March, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · 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.