16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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16 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Havana
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Varadero
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Havana
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Walking tours, Gran Teatro de La Habana, Central Havana, and other attractions. Get some historical perspective at El Morro and Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Malecon and Old Havana. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Havana trip maker website .

Manchester, UK to Havana is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Havana is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in March, things will get much hotter in Havana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
Central Havana
Central Havana

1
night
Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos ©
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 Jagua Castle. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion, step into the grandiose world of Jagua Castle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho Luna Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cienfuegos trip planner.

Getting from Havana to Cienfuegos by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April in Cienfuegos, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip planner.

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. March in Trinidad sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Maria Aguilar
Highlights from your plan
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Yudit Vidal Faife ©
Yudit Vidal Faife
Galerie D'Art Calleyro ©
Galerie D'Art Calleyro

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ambrosio Cave and Pharmaceutical Museum. Kids will appreciate attractions like Varadero Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Matanzas (Valle Canimar, Lolo Galeria-Taller, & more) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). There's much more to do: play a few rounds at Varadero Golf Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, take in the exciting artwork at Taller de Ceramica Artistica, and shop like a local with Artecru.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Varadero vacation maker app .

Drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off toHavana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matanzas, Cardenas Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club

few
hours
Havana

Havana
To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Havana trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Varadero to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Tours Nightlife Outdoors

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