13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Camaguey
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
4
Havana
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Cuevas de Bellamar and Varadero Golf Club. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cueva de Ambrosio and Mi Casa Beatles. Go for a jaunt from Varadero to Matanzas to see Pharmaceutical Museum about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Varadero attractions planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Varadero is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Varadero. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Vancouver in March, with highs in Varadero at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio
Mi Casa Beatles
Mi Casa Beatles
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club

4
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.
Visit Palacio de Valle and Iglesia de San Juan Batista for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera and Deustua Galeria Taller. Get out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Cienfuegos (Delfinario de Cienfuegos & Ferrer Palace) and Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado (in Santa Clara). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni, don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, and enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Varadero to Trinidad in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Remedios, Trinidad de Cuba, Topes de Collantes, Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado
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Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis

1
night
Camaguey

Camaguey ©
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Plaza San Juan de Dios, view the masterpieces at Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop, take in the history at Plaza del Carmen, thenget to know the fascinating history of Camaguey Centro, and finally make a trip to Plaza de los Trabajadores.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Camaguey trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Trinidad to Camaguey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Camaguey are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Plaza San Juan de Dios ©
Plaza San Juan de Dios
Plaza del Carmen ©
Plaza del Carmen
Camaguey Centro ©
Camaguey Centro

4
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Vedado and Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi. Let the collections at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum and Museo de las Telecomunicaciones de la Habana "ETECSA" capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Cayo Largo (Punta Mal Tiempo & Sea Turtle Hatchery). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, stroll around Central Park, take in the exciting artwork at Fototeca de Cuba, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Havana road trip planner.

Getting from Camaguey to Havana by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Havana are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Cayo Largo
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Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

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