30 days in Cuba, United States & Mexico Itinerary

30 days in Cuba, United States & Mexico Itinerary

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Houston, United States
— 2 nights
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Lake Charles, United States
— 1 night
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New Orleans, United States
— 5 nights
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Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
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Vinales, Cuba
— 1 day
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Playa Giron, Cuba
— 2 nights
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Trinidad, Cuba
— 2 nights
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Santa Clara, Cuba
— 2 nights
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Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
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Merida, Mexico
— 5 nights

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Houston, United States

Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
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Wellington, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 18 hours. In June, Houston is much hotter than Wellington - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. You will leave for Lake Charles on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife
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1
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Lake Charles, United States

Lake Charles
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lake Charles online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Houston to Lake Charles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lake Charles can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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New Orleans, United States

New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Lake Charles to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lake Charles in June: highs in New Orleans hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 33°C. You will leave for Havana on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in New Orleans

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Havana, Cuba

Rome of the Caribbean

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: contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and appreciate the history behind Neptune Statue.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Havana trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Havana in 7.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Havana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Havana, with lows of 26°C. On the 1st (Wed), you're off to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

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Walking tours
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana ©
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana

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Vinales, Cuba

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
You've now added Cayo Jutias Tour to your itinerary. On the 1st (Wed), surround yourself with nature on Cayo Jutias Tour, then Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones, and then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vinales online day trip planner.

Drive from Havana to Vinales in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Vinales sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Playa Giron.

Things to do in Vinales

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Jutias Tour ©
Cayo Jutias Tour
Palenque de los Cimarrones ©
Palenque de los Cimarrones

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Playa Giron, Cuba

Playa Giron ©
Playa Giron is known for museums, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Bay of Pigs, examine the collection at Museo Giron, kick back and relax at Caleta Buena, and get outside with Punta Perdiz.

To plan Playa Giron vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Vinales to Playa Giron in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Playa Giron are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Playa Giron

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Punta Perdiz ©
Punta Perdiz
Bay of Pigs ©
Bay of Pigs
Museo Giron ©
Museo Giron

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Trinidad, Cuba

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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Trinidad day trip website.

Traveling by car from Playa Giron to Trinidad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Trinidad are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for Santa Clara on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Santa Clara, Cuba

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 7th (Tue), make a trip to Teatro La Caridad, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, then stroll around Parque Leoncio Vidal, then pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally don't miss a visit to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Loma del Capiro, then go for a walk through Iglesia de San Juan Batista, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Santa Clara de Asis.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Clara trip website.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Santa Clara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
Teatro La Caridad ©
Teatro La Caridad

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Havana, Cuba

Rome of the Caribbean

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stop by Fusterlandia, admire the landmark architecture of Havana Cathedral, examine the collection at Wifredo Lam Center, then contemplate the long history of Finca Vigía, and finally take a stroll through Callejon de Hamel. On your second day here, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then appreciate the history behind José Martí Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and finally admire the striking features of Bacardi Building.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana online attractions planner.

You can drive from Santa Clara to Havana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Merida.

Things to do in Havana

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Photography Tours
Callejon de Hamel ©
Callejon de Hamel
Castillo de la Real Fuerza ©
Castillo de la Real Fuerza

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Merida, Mexico

Merida ©
Yucatan's busy capital, Merida remains a mid-sized urban center offering an impressive list of cultural activities, eclectic nightlife, and a chance to see tropical examples of French and Italian architecture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Merida: Valladolid (Catedral de San Servasio & Museo de Ropa Etnica de Mexico - Murem), Chichen Itza (Cenote Ik kil & Chichen Itza) and Uxmal (in Uxmal). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ruta Puuc, contemplate the long history of Palacio de Gobierno del Estado de Yucátan, delve into the distant past at Mayapan Archaeological Zone, and Head underground at Cenote Hubiku.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Merida trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Havana to Merida takes 5 hours. Traveling from Havana in July, expect nights in Merida to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Ruta Puuc ©
Ruta Puuc
Uxmal ©
Uxmal

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