31 days in Cuba Itinerary

31 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  26 h
1
Havana
— 13 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Playa Larga
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Cienfuegos
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  35 h
End: Ho Chi Minh City

13
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. Relax by the water at Playa de Jibacoa and Mar Azul Playa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Havana: Las Terrazas (Las Terrazas Complex & Casa Museo de Polo Montanez). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, take a stroll through Vedado, make a trip to Old Havana, and contemplate the long history of Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta).

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana day trip planning app.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Havana is an approximately 27- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Havana due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in June since evenings lows in Havana dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Las Terrazas, Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo), Playa de Jibacoa
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi ©
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana

5
nights
Playa Larga

Playa Larga ©
Museo Giron and Bay of Pigs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Caleta Buena and Criadero De Cocodrilos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa Larga: Finca Fiesta Campesina (in Matanzas) and Playa Paraiso (in Cayo Largo).

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Playa Larga trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Havana to Playa Larga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Playa Larga can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Giron, Bay of Pigs, Finca Fiesta Campesina, Playa Paraiso
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Museo Giron ©
Museo Giron
Zapata Swamp ©
Zapata Swamp

9
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Iglesia de San Juan Batista and Palacio de Valle. Let the collections at Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera and Museo Historico Naval de Cienfuegos capture your imagination. Explore Cienfuegos' surroundings by going to Topes de Collantes (in Topes de Collantes), Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos (in Sancti Spiritus) and Trinidad (Romance Museum, Plaza Mayor, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Guanaroca Lagoon, get a sense of history and politics at Ferrer Palace, make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, and kick back and relax at Rancho Luna Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cienfuegos planner.

You can drive from Playa Larga to Cienfuegos in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Trinidad, Remedios, Topes de Collantes, Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos
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Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle

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