16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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16 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  15​h
1
Havana
— 2 nights
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
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, steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, then steep yourself in history at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, and finally take a stroll through Vedado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta), then examine the collection at 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.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Havana route website .

Munich, Germany to Havana is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Munich in June; daily highs in Havana reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

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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.
Visit Convento de San Francisco de Asis and Manaca Iznaga for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque el Cubano and Playa Maria Aguilar. Take a break from Trinidad with a short trip to Vegas Grande Waterfall in Topes de Collantes, about 32 minutes away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity and look for gifts at Casa del Alfarero.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad tour itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Havana to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Havana in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Trinidad, with lows around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Vegas Grande Waterfall, Playa Maria Aguilar
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Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Church of the Holy Trinity ©
Church of the Holy Trinity
Manaca Iznaga ©
Manaca Iznaga

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): go for a walk through Malecon de Cienfuegos and then kick back and relax at Rancho Luna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Purisima Concepcion and then make a trip to Cementerio la Reina.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cienfuegos driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cienfuegos when traveling from Trinidad in June, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Playa Larga.

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

1
day
Playa Giron

Playa Giron ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): head outdoors with Punta Perdiz and then explore the activities along Bay of Pigs.

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Drive from Cienfuegos to Playa Giron in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Playa Giron

Outdoors Parks Nature

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
To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Playa Larga trip itinerary builder site .

Playa Larga is just a short distance from Playa Giron. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Vinales.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Larga
Playa Larga

3
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cayo Levisa. On the 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, Head underground at Cueva de la Vaca, then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Levisa, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hacienda Cortina, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Cueva de los Portales. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation, steep yourself in history at PALACIO DE GUASCH, admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, then Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones, and finally head outdoors with Parque Prehistorico, Referencia Nacional.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vinales travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cayo Largo to Vinales takes 8.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Vinales are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Palenque de los Cimarrones ©
Palenque de los Cimarrones

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Havana trip maker .

You can drive from Vinales to Havana in 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

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Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus ©
Callejon de Hamel ©
Callejon de Hamel

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