15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: London
Fly:  13 h
1
Havana
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Playa Larga
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Havana
— 1 night
End: Havana

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Neptune Statue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, thenmake a trip to Plaza de Armas, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de las Telecomunicaciones de la Habana "ETECSA" and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Havana trip planner.

London, UK to Havana is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Havana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get much warmer in Havana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Walking tours

2
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): Head underground at Cuevas de Santo Tomas, make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, thenappreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Vinales and then Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vinales trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vinales are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Mural de la Prehistoria ©
Mural de la Prehistoria
Jardin Botanico de Vinales ©
Jardin Botanico de Vinales

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nights
Playa Larga

Playa Larga ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Pigs, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Giron, and then stroll around Cueva de los Peces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Criadero De Cocodrilos, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Finca Fiesta Campesina, and then kick back and relax at Caleta Buena.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Playa Larga holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Vinales to Playa Larga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Playa Larga sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Giron, Finca Fiesta Campesina, Bay of Pigs
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Cueva de los Peces ©
Cueva de los Peces
Bay of Pigs ©
Bay of Pigs
Museo Giron ©
Museo Giron

3
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
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.
Trinidad is known for beaches, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, stroll through Ancon Beach, examine the collection at Romance Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Playa Larga to Trinidad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Trinidad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Topes de Collantes, Trinidad de Cuba
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

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nights
Varadero

Varadero ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varadero: Matanzas (Pharmaceutical Museum, Cuevas de Bellamar, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, see the interesting displays at House of Rum, don't miss a visit to Parque Central, and raise your glass at Mi Casa Beatles.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Varadero road trip planner.

Getting from Trinidad to Varadero by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

1
night
Havana

Havana ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and then make a trip to El Capitolio.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Havana online road trip planner.

Drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Museums
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El Capitolio ©
El Capitolio

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