17 days in Cuba Itinerary

17 days in Cuba Itinerary

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17 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  11 h
1
Havana
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Santa Clara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Cayo Guillermo
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Havana
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Paris

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
On the 14th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza. On the next day, don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana.

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Paris, France to Havana is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Paris to Havana. Traveling from Paris in March, things will get much hotter in Havana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

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nights
Santa Clara

Santa Clara ©
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.
On the 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo Parrandas Remedianas, don't miss a visit to Teatro La Caridad, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Artes Decorativas. On the next day, stroll around Parque Leoncio Vidal, appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, appreciate the history behind Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara.

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Traveling by car from Havana to Santa Clara takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. mars in Santa Clara sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Remedios
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Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera ©
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child ©

3
nights
Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Guillermo
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.
Cayo Guillermo is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Pilar, stroll through Cayo Guillermo, and head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo trip planner.

Getting from Santa Clara to Cayo Guillermo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Santa Clara in mars, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Cayo Guillermo. You will leave for Trinidad on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad online tour planner.

You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. mars in Trinidad sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of El Nicho Waterfalls, shop like a local with Poco Bonito, then make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio de Valle. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Rancho Luna Beach and then take a stroll through Punta Gorda.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cienfuegos trip planner.

Getting from Trinidad to Cienfuegos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in mars, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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El Nicho Waterfalls ©
El Nicho Waterfalls
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti
Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda

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 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Vinales, Head underground at Cueva del Indio, and then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, and then make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vinales online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Vinales takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Vinales are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cuevas de Santo Tomas ©
Cuevas de Santo Tomas
Mural de la Prehistoria ©
Mural de la Prehistoria

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nights
Havana

Havana ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, then contemplate the long history of El Morro, and finally make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral.

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You can drive from Vinales to Havana in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
El Morro ©
El Morro

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