13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Havana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 1 day
Drive
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Sagua la Grande
— 1 night
Drive
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Havana and Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta) are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Museo Napoleonico. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza Havana, and steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Havana online itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Havana is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Havana is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in March, expect Havana to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
On the 1st (Thu), make a trip to Parque Central, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira, then walk around Josone Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero road trip planning site.

Drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April in Varadero, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sagua la Grande.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · 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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Parque Albarran.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sagua la Grande online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Sagua la Grande takes 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palacio de Valle and Museo de las Artes Palacio Ferrer. Attractions like Delfinario de Cienfuegos and Malecon de Cienfuegos make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho Luna Beach, make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, take in the exciting artwork at CasaHuella, and surround yourself with nature on Caribbean Pearl Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Cienfuegos tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sagua la Grande to Cienfuegos takes 2 hours. In April in Cienfuegos, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time 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.