21 days in Cuba Itinerary

21 days in Cuba Itinerary

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21 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Havana
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Havana
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Varadero
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
3
Matanzas
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
4
Santa Clara
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Cayo Santa Maria
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Yaguajay
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Sancti Spiritus
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Topes de Collantes
— Few hours
Taxi + Bus:  1 h 15 min
10
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
12
Havana
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Vinales
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
14
Pinar del Rio
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
15
Las Terrazas
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
16
Soroa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Havana

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Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Popular historic sites such as El Malecon and Castillo de la Real Fuerza are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, steep yourself in history at El Morro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Este.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Havana trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airports are José Martí International Airport, Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport and Vilo Acuña International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario and then stroll through Varadero Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Varadero road trip website .

You can drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Varadero are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Matanzas.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Delfinario ©
Delfinario

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Matanzas

Matanzas
Though located near a popular tourist resort, Matanzas remains a relatively small town with a strong cultural heritage.
To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Matanzas trip planner .

Drive from Varadero to Matanzas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Matanzas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, appreciate the history behind Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Leoncio Vidal, then don't miss a visit to Teatro La Caridad, and finally appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Clara itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Matanzas to Santa Clara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Santa Clara can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks
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Parque Leoncio Vidal ©
Parque Leoncio Vidal
Teatro La Caridad ©
Teatro La Caridad
Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado ©

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Cayo Santa Maria

Cayo Santa Maria ©
An island off Cuba's north central coast, Cayo Santa Maria has become known for its long sandy beaches and all inclusive resorts.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza La Estrella and then identify plant and animal life at Delfinario en Cayo Santa Maria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the pleasant sights at Iglesia de San Juan Batista, and then meet the residents at Acuario-Delfinario Cayo Santa Maria.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Santa Maria day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Santa Clara to Cayo Santa Maria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yaguajay.

Things to do in Cayo Santa Maria

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Juan Batista
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Plaza La Estrella ©
Plaza La Estrella
Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista

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Yaguajay

Yaguajay
Yaguajay is a municipality and town in the Sancti Spíritus Province of Cuba. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): head outdoors with Parque natural Rancho Querete.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yaguajay trip app .

Drive from Cayo Santa Maria to Yaguajay in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Yaguajay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sancti Spiritus.

Things to do in Yaguajay

Outdoors
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Sancti Spiritus

Sancti Spiritus
Sancti Spíritus is a municipality and capital city of the province of Sancti Spíritus in central Cuba and one of the oldest Cuban European settlements. For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sancti Spiritus online route builder .

You can drive from Yaguajay to Sancti Spiritus in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Sancti Spiritus

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Valle de los Ingenios, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arquitectura Colonial, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Romance Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, then see the interesting displays at Trinidad Architecture Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni, and finally don't miss a visit to Palenque de los Congos Reales.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip builder .

You can drive from Sancti Spiritus to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Topes de Collantes.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Museums Nature
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Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Topes de Collantes

Topes de Collantes ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Topes de Collantes.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Topes de Collantes itinerary maker site .

Topes de Collantes is just a short distance from Trinidad. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Topes de Collantes

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

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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.
On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Parque Jose Marti.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cienfuegos trip simple and quick.

Getting from Topes de Collantes to Cienfuegos by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

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Varadero

Varadero ©
Get in touch with nature at Saturno Cave and Coral Beach. Enjoy Varadero some more: browse the eclectic array of goods at Varadero Street Market, don't miss a visit to Parque Central, examine the collection at Museo Municipal Varadero, and stroll through Josone Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero day trip planning site .

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Varadero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pinar del Rio.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Golf
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Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club

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Havana

Havana ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of FINCA VIGÍA, examine the collection at Museo del Ron Havana Club, then wander the streets of Callejon de Hamel, and finally wander the streets of Fusterlandia.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Varadero to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Finca Vigía ©
Finca Vigía
Callejon de Hamel ©
Callejon de Hamel

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Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vinales online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pinar del Rio.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature
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Palenque de los Cimarrones ©
Palenque de los Cimarrones

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Pinar del Rio

Pinar del Rio ©
Pinar del Río is a Cuban city, capital of Pinar del Río Province. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Cayo Rico.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pinar del Rio online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Vinales to Pinar del Rio by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Terrazas.

Things to do in Pinar del Rio

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cayo Rico
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Cayo Rico ©
Cayo Rico

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Las Terrazas

Las Terrazas ©
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You can drive from Pinar del Rio to Las Terrazas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Las Terrazas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Soroa.

Things to do in Las Terrazas

Museums
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Casa Museo de Polo Montanez ©
Casa Museo de Polo Montanez

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Soroa

Soroa ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto de Sorao. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo en Las Nubes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Soroa itinerary maker website .

Soroa is very close to Las Terrazas. March in Soroa sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Soroa

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Salto de Sorao ©
Salto de Sorao
Castillo en Las Nubes ©
Castillo en Las Nubes
Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden ©
Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden

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