13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Havana
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Varadero
— 1 day
Drive
3
Sagua la Grande
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cienfuegos
— 4 nights
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Havana

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Malecón of Havana and Castillo de la Real Fuerza. Step off the beaten path and head to Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, examine the collection at Museo Napoleonico, and steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Havana tour itinerary maker app.

Manchester, UK to Havana is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Havana is minus 5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Havana at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Varadero

— 1 day
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 29th (Tue): make a trip to Parque Central, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira, then stroll around Josone Park, and finally stroll through Varadero Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Varadero trip itinerary website.

Getting from Havana to Varadero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Varadero sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Sagua la Grande.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Sagua la Grande

— 1 night
Sagua la Grande is a municipality and city located on the north coast of the province of Villa Clara in central Cuba, on the Sagua la Grande River. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Parque Albarran.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sagua la Grande online vacation planner.

You can drive from Varadero to Sagua la Grande in 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Cienfuegos.

Cienfuegos

— 4 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.
Palacio de Valle and Malecon de Cienfuegos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion and Cementerio Tomas Acea will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rancho Luna Beach, view the masterpieces at CasaHuella, get a dose of the wild on Caribbean Pearl Tours, and appreciate the history behind Estatua de Benny More.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cienfuegos travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Sagua la Grande to Cienfuegos takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Cienfuegos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Cuba travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.