19 days in Cuba Itinerary

19 days in Cuba Itinerary

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19 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Cienfuegos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Trinidad
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Havana
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Budapest

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coral Beach - Playa Coral and Varadero Golf Club. Get some cultural insight at Mi Casa Beatles and Cueva de Ambrosio. Take a break from Varadero with a short trip to Cuevas de Bellamar in Matanzas, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, make a trip to Parque Central, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Varadero day trip website .

Budapest, Hungary to Varadero is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Budapest to Varadero, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Varadero is much warmer than Budapest - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cuevas de Bellamar
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Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral
Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club

3
nights
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Palacio de Valle and Rancho Luna Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Guanaroca Lagoon and El Nicho Waterfalls. Step out of Cienfuegos with an excursion to Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara--about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario de Cienfuegos, don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti, pause for some photo ops at Estatua de Benny More, and take in the exciting artwork at Poco Bonito.

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You can drive from Varadero to Cienfuegos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Cienfuegos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Che Guevara Mausoleum
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Delfinario de Cienfuegos ©
Delfinario de Cienfuegos
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Salto del Caburni and Ancon Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Topes de Collantes and Parque el Cubano. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, and contemplate the long history of Ruinas de Ingenio San Isidro de los Destiladeros.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Trinidad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Topes de Collantes, Trinidad de Cuba
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Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Parque el Cubano ©
Parque el Cubano

3
nights
Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo ©
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
Explore hidden gems such as Sea Turtle Hatchery and Horseback Riding Tours. We've included these beaches for you: Playa Mal Tiempo and Sirena Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayo Largo: Vinales (Valle de Vinales & Palenque de los Cimarrones). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa Paraiso.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo online day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Trinidad to Cayo Largo with the Route module. In November in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vinales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

6
nights
Havana

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Malecón of Havana and Plaza de la Catedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and make a trip to Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Havana online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in November, Havana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Central Havana
Central Havana

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