11 days in Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos Itinerary

11 days in Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip itinerary planner

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Havana
— 3 nights
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Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trinidad
— 1 night
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Havana

— 3 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
You've added Hc tours Havana, Piscolabis, Estudio Cleo, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, appreciate the history behind Neptune Statue, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are José Martí International Airport, Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport and Vilo Acuña International Airport. June in Havana sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Havana

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Trinidad

— 4 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Casa de la Trova as well as Disco Ayala. Get outdoors at Topes de Collantes and Valle de los Ingenios. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Historia Municipal and Romance Museum. Explore Trinidad's surroundings by going to Remedios (Iglesia de San Juan Batista & Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Francisco de Asis, shop like a local with Deustua Galeria Taller, and admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip planning website.

Getting from Havana to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Cienfuegos

— 2 nights

Pearl of the South

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Fernandina, Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion, Club Benny More, and other attractions you added. On the 6th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Teatro La Caridad, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion, wander the streets of Punta Gorda, then look for gifts at La Fernandina, then don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Poco Bonito. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at El Nicho Waterfalls, kick back and relax at Rancho Luna Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Palacio de Valle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cienfuegos trip site.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cienfuegos can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Trinidad

— 1 night
You've now added Bar Floridita Trinidad to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Santeria Israel, then stroll through Parque el Cubano, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Bar Floridita Trinidad.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums · Nightlife · Shopping · Parks