6 days in Cuba Itinerary

6 days in Cuba Itinerary

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6 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Havana
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mal Tiempo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo itinerary planning website .

Newark, USA to Cayo Largo is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newark in January: high temperatures in Cayo Largo hover around 81°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Valle de Vinales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, examine the collection at Romance Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Trinidad planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayo Largo to Trinidad. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Trinidad when traveling from Cayo Largo in January, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Museo de Historia Municipal ©
Museo de Historia Municipal

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Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): grab your bike and head to CicloCuba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja). On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Neptune Statue, don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Havana road trip planning tool .

Getting from Trinidad to Havana by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Trinidad in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 62°F in Havana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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