14 days in Cuba Itinerary

14 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Havana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Cienfuegos
Drive
4
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Topes de Collantes
— 1 night
Drive
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Varadero
— 3 nights
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Havana

— 2 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 day by day itinerary now includes Museo del Chocolate, Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and Plaza de Armas. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a stroll through Central Havana, then take a stroll through Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), and then examine the collection at Museo del Chocolate. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Maria del Mar, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then make a trip to Malecón of Havana, and finally take a stroll through Vedado.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Havana trip builder tool.

London, UK to Havana is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from London to Havana, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in April, expect Havana to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Vinales

— 3 nights
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Cultural Polo Montanez as well as Mural de la Prehistoria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valle de Vinales and La Catedral de Pinar del Rio (Catedral de San Rosendo). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Guanahacabibes Peninsula and Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Vinales travel route website.

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will leave for Cienfuegos on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cienfuegos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Poco Bonito, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion, then wander the streets of Punta Gorda, and finally kick back and relax at Rancho Luna Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cienfuegos day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Cienfuegos takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Cienfuegos, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Trinidad

— 2 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 Disco Ayala as well as Iznaga Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Trinidad online travel route planner.

Getting from Cienfuegos to Trinidad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Trinidad are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Topes de Collantes.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Wildlife

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): head outdoors with Parque Guanayara, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, then admire the sheer force of Salto de Javira, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vegas Grande Waterfall. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Topes de Collantes tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Trinidad to Topes de Collantes in an hour. April in Topes de Collantes sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Topes de Collantes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Varadero

— 3 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Mi Casa Beatles and Taller de Ceramica Artistica. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iglesia Santa Elvira and Coral Beach - Playa Coral. There's much more to do: stroll through Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, see the interesting displays at House of Rum, don't miss a visit to Parque Central, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Varadero trip planner.

Traveling by car from Topes de Collantes to Varadero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Cuba travel guide

4.4
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.