8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba tour itinerary planner

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Fly to Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, Drive to Matanzas
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Matanzas
— 1 night
Drive
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Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly

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Matanzas

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Though located near a popular tourist resort, Matanzas remains a relatively small town with a strong cultural heritage.
On the 10th (Sat), examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, Head underground at Cuevas de Bellamar, and then snap pictures at Puente de Bacunayagua.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Matanzas journey planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Matanzas is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Singapore to Matanzas due to the time zone difference. In April, Matanzas is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Matanzas

Nature · Parks · Museums

Cienfuegos

— 1 night

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 11th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, then appreciate the history behind Estatua de Benny More, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario de Cienfuegos.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cienfuegos day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Matanzas to Cienfuegos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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 12th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Deustua Galeria Taller, admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni, then take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go all around town with Trinidad Sightseeing, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, and then take in the exciting artwork at YuditVidalFaife.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Trinidad trip builder app.

Getting from Cienfuegos to Trinidad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Cayo Largo

— 2 nights
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
On the 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mal Tiempo.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo trip planner.

You can take a bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo in 4.5 hours. April in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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.