16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Havana
— 2 nights
2
Vinales
— 2 nights
3
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
4
Cienfuegos
— 3 nights
5
Trinidad
— 2 nights
6
Havana
— 3 nights

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Old Havana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and steep yourself in history at Finca Vigía.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Havana trip planner.

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major aiports are José Martí International Airport, Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport and Vilo Acuña International Airport. December in Havana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, and finally make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vinales trip itinerary 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cueva del Palmarito
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Mural de la Prehistoria ©
Mural de la Prehistoria
Cuevas de Santo Tomas ©
Cuevas de Santo Tomas

2
nights
Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Sirena Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico and then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cayo Largo trip builder app.

You can fly from Vinales to Cayo Largo in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

3
nights
Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos ©
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.
El Nicho Waterfalls has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Clara (Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, Che Guevara Mausoleum, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, stop by Punta Gorda, and take in the pleasant sights at Malecon de Cienfuegos.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cienfuegos trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Cienfuegos takes 3.5 hours. December in Cienfuegos sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Clara
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El Nicho Waterfalls ©
El Nicho Waterfalls
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

2
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: enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Francisco de Asis, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, and make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Trinidad day trip site.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Topes de Collantes, Trinidad de Cuba
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Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at El Morro, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, thenmake a trip to El Capitolio, and finally wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon). Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, don't miss a visit to Paseo del Prado, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza de San Francisco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Havana Cathedral.

Make your Havana itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Trinidad to Havana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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El Capitolio ©
El Capitolio
El Morro ©
El Morro

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