5 days in Cuba Itinerary

5 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Varadero
— 1 night
Drive
2
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
3
Havana
— 2 nights
Fly

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Varadero

— 1 night
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 23rd (Wed): make a trip to Cueva de Ambrosio, then play a few rounds at Varadero Golf Club, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Varadero itinerary builder.

Denver, USA to Varadero is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Varadero when traveling from Denver in June, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Trinidad planner.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Trinidad, with lows of 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Havana

— 2 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.
On the 25th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), see the interesting displays at Wifredo Lam Center, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, and then don't miss a visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Havana using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Havana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Havana when traveling from Trinidad in June, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums

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.