14 days in Cuba Itinerary

14 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 3 nights
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Vinales
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Clara
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
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Varadero
— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Vedado. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, appreciate the history behind Neptune Statue, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Havana route site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Havana is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Havana is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect nights in Havana to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Vinales

— 1 night
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vinales vacation planner.

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Vinales sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Vinales

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Clara

— 1 night
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Clara trip planner.

You can drive from Vinales to Santa Clara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In September, daytime highs in Santa Clara are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Trinidad.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Parks

Trinidad

— 1 night
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.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Deustua Galeria Taller and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Maria Aguilar.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad road trip site.

Traveling by car from Santa Clara to Trinidad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Cayo Guillermo

— 1 night
A kay of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, Cayo Guillermo has become a popular international tourist destination, buoyed by the construction of luxury all inclusive resorts that dot the paradisal island.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo trip planner.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Varadero

— 5 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like ScubaLibre Varadero and Pharmaceutical Museum. Visit Varadero Beach and Cayos Blancos for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Matanzas (Lolo Galeria-Taller & Parque de la Libertad). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Parque Central, stroll around Josone Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario, and get your bearings at Convention Center Plaza America.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Varadero trip site.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Varadero by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in September, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Varadero. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Cuba travel guide

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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.