11 days in Cuba & Detroit Itinerary

11 days in Cuba & Detroit Itinerary

Created using Inspirock trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Cuba & Detroit Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
1
Detroit, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 45 min
2
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Vinales, Cuba
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Trinidad, Cuba
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Varadero, Cuba
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Detroit, United States

1
night
Detroit, United States

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for gifts at The M Den, partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor, then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and finally admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Motown Museum, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally browse the exhibits of Greenfield Village.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Detroit day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Oakland County International Airport and Bishop International Airport. In February in Detroit, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 20°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ann Arbor, Dearborn, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Find places to stay Feb 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford

2
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), take a stroll through Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Havana trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Havana takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Traveling from Detroit in March, things will get much hotter in Havana: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

3
nights
Vinales, Cuba

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Get out of town with these interesting Vinales side-trips: Cayo Largo (Playa Mal Tiempo, Sirena Beach, &more) and Cayo Jutias (in Minas de Matahambre). There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Vinales trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in March, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cayo Largo, Cayo Jutias
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

1
night
Trinidad, Cuba

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.
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Romance Museum, then view the masterpieces at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad road trip planning website.

Getting from Vinales to Trinidad by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Trinidad sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Historia Municipal ©
Museo de Historia Municipal
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach

2
nights
Varadero, Cuba

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.
On the 8th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, walk around Josone Park, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, and finally explore the world behind art at Mi Casa Beatles.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Varadero trip planner.

You can drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Varadero sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

Similar Plans

15 days in Havana BY A USER FROM CUBA April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Havana & Cayo Largo BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Cuba & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 27 days in United States & Havana BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Havana BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Havana BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Havana BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Cuba BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Cuba & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Havana BY A USER FROM CUBA February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Havana BY A USER FROM CANADA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Havana BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans