13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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13 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Matanzas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Havana
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Varadero
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Winnipeg

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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Varadero travel planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to Varadero is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Winnipeg to Varadero is 1 hour. In December, Varadero is warmer than Winnipeg - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Tours Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
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.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad tour planner.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Tours Outdoors

3
nights
Varadero

Varadero ©
To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero trip planning website .

You can drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Matanzas.

Things to do in Varadero

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Varadero Street Market ©
Varadero Street Market

few
hours
Matanzas

Matanzas ©
Though located near a popular tourist resort, Matanzas remains a relatively small town with a strong cultural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pharmaceutical Museum, Catedral de San Carlos Borromeo and Lolo Galeria-Taller. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar, view the masterpieces at Lolo Galeria-Taller, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Carlos Borromeo, then examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, and finally take in the views from Puente de Bacunayagua.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Matanzas road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Varadero to Matanzas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Matanzas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Matanzas

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar
Pharmaceutical Museum ©
Pharmaceutical Museum
Puente de Bacunayagua ©
Puente de Bacunayagua

1
night
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Havana, El Capitolio, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and other attractions you added. On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the long history of El Morro, then contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and then make a trip to Old Havana.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Havana day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Matanzas to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Havana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

5
nights
Varadero

Varadero ©
Explore Varadero further: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio, and identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Varadero sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 29th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio

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