21 days in Cuba Itinerary

21 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Havana
— 6 nights
2
Varadero
— 2 nights
3
Vinales
— 2 nights
4
Santa Clara
— 2 nights
5
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
6
Trinidad
— 2 nights
7
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
8
Havana
— 2 nights

6
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: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, explore the different monuments and memorials at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), contemplate the long history of Revolution Plaza Havana, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Havana trip maker tool.

Manama, Bahrain to Havana is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manama to Havana. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Havana when traveling from Manama in March, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo)
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): walk around Josone Park, kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, and finally examine the collection at House of Rum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get advice or help at Convention Center Plaza America and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Varadero trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Varadero are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Cayos Blancos
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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 20th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then Head underground at Cueva del Indio, and then Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vinales trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Varadero to Vinales in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Vinales

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Horseback Riding Tours
Mural de la Prehistoria ©
Mural de la Prehistoria

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Iglesia de San Juan Batista, stroll around Parque Leoncio Vidal, then pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally appreciate the history behind Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Loma del Capiro, appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, explore the different monuments and memorials at Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Artes Decorativas, and finally make a trip to Teatro La Caridad.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Clara online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Vinales to Santa Clara by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Iglesia de San Juan Batista
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Parque Leoncio Vidal ©
Parque Leoncio Vidal
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child ©
Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child

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 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sirena Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mal Tiempo.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Largo driving holiday app.

Do a combination of train and bus from Santa Clara to Cayo Largo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Clara in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cayo Largo, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, and then make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad travel app.

Take a bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Trinidad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll through Cayo Guillermo and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo Guillermo road trip planning app.

Drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. March in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de San Francisco, then admire the landmark architecture of Havana Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playas de Este.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Havana using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cayo Guillermo to Havana takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Havana. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Finca Vigía ©
Finca Vigía
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba ©
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba
Havana Cathedral
Havana Cathedral

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