16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Munich
Fly:  15 h
1
Havana
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Playa Giron
— 1 day
Bus:  30 min
5
Playa Larga
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Havana
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Munich

2
nights
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 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, then steep yourself in history at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, and finally take a stroll through Vedado. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally wander the streets of Central Havana.

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Munich, Germany to Havana is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Munich to Havana, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in June: high temperatures in Havana hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi ©
Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Convento de San Francisco de Asis and Parque el Cubano. Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of the Holy Trinity and Manaca Iznaga. When in Trinidad, make a side trip to see Vegas Grande Waterfall in Topes de Collantes, approximately Topes de Collantes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Maria Aguilar and stop by Casa del Alfarero.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Havana to Trinidad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Havana in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 36°C in Trinidad. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Maria Aguilar, Vegas Grande Waterfall
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Parque el Cubano ©
Parque el Cubano
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Church of the Holy Trinity

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Malecon de Cienfuegos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rancho Luna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion and then make a trip to Cementerio la Reina.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cienfuegos trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cienfuegos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Trinidad in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cienfuegos, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Playa Giron.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Malecon de Cienfuegos ©
Malecon de Cienfuegos
Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion ©
Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion

1
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Playa Giron

Playa Giron ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get outside with Punta Perdiz and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Pigs.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Playa Giron travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Playa Giron takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Playa Giron are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Playa Giron

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bay of Pigs
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Punta Perdiz ©
Punta Perdiz
Bay of Pigs ©
Bay of Pigs

1
night
Playa Larga

Playa Larga
For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Playa Larga travel itinerary planner.

Playa Larga is just a short distance from Playa Giron. In June, daily temperatures in Playa Larga can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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3
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Cayo Levisa has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de la Vaca, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Levisa, then admire the natural beauty at Hacienda Cortina, and finally learn about all things military at Cueva de los Portales. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation, contemplate the long history of PALACIO DE GUASCH, then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, then explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones, and finally head outdoors with Parque Prehistorico, Referencia Nacional.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vinales trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Playa Larga to Vinales in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vinales are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego de los Banos, Pinar del Rio, Cayo Levisa
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Cayo Levisa ©
Cayo Levisa
Cueva de los Portales ©
Cueva de los Portales
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Havana holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Havana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
Callejon de Hamel ©
Callejon de Hamel

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