20 days in Cuba Itinerary

20 days in Cuba Itinerary

Jan Wallner

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20 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
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1
Havana
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Soroa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pinar del Rio
— 1 night
Bus:  30​min
4
Vinales
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Playa Larga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Cienfuegos
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Trinidad
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Sancti Spiritus
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 30​min
9
Santa Clara
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Matanzas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Varadero
— 11 nights
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End: Bratislava

3
nights
Havana

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then make a trip to Malecón of Havana, and finally appreciate the history behind Neptune Statue.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Havana day trip planning site .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Havana is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bratislava to Havana, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Bratislava in April; daily highs in Havana reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Soroa.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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Soroa

Soroa ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Soroa trip app .

You can drive from Havana to Soroa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pinar del Rio.

Things to do in Soroa

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden ©
Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden

1
night
Pinar del Rio

Pinar del Rio
Pinar del Río is a Cuban city, capital of Pinar del Río Province. To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pinar del Rio trip planner.

Drive from Soroa to Pinar del Rio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Pinar del Rio sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll set off for Vinales on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Pinar del Rio

Tours Parks Wildlife

1
day
Vinales

Vinales
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Vinales road trip tool .

Vinales is very close to Pinar del Rio. In April, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Vinales

Tours Outdoors Parks

1
night
Playa Larga

Playa Larga ©
You've now added Criadero De Cocodrilos to your itinerary.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Playa Larga trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Vinales to Playa Larga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Criadero De Cocodrilos ©
Criadero De Cocodrilos

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the striking features of Palacio de Valle and then don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cienfuegos holiday app .

Drive from Playa Larga to Cienfuegos in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Cienfuegos are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

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night
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.
To see traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip builder tool .

Drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for Sancti Spiritus on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Tours Outdoors

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Sancti Spiritus

Sancti Spiritus ©
Sancti Spíritus is a municipality and capital city of the province of Sancti Spíritus in central Cuba and one of the oldest Cuban European settlements. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, take in the views from Puente Yayabo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Parque Serafin Sanchez.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sancti Spiritus tour itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Trinidad to Sancti Spiritus in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Sancti Spiritus

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Serafin Sanchez ©
Parque Serafin Sanchez

1
night
Santa Clara

Santa Clara
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Santa Clara trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Sancti Spiritus to Santa Clara takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Matanzas.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Nightlife Parks Historic Sites

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hours
Matanzas

Matanzas
Though located near a popular tourist resort, Matanzas remains a relatively small town with a strong cultural heritage.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Matanzas online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Clara to Matanzas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will leave for Varadero on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Matanzas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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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.
Shop till you drop at Artecru and Plaza Las Morlas. Let the collections at House of Rum and Taller de Ceramica Artistica capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Elvira, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal Varadero, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Oscar Maria de Rojas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Varadero journey planner.

Traveling by car from Matanzas to Varadero takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Varadero are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for home on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Varadero

Museums Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Cardenas
Highlights from your plan
Museo Oscar Maria de Rojas ©
Museo Oscar Maria de Rojas
Cienaga de Zapata ©
Cienaga de Zapata
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

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