12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

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12 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Havana
— 3 nights
2
Vinales
— Few hours
3
Havana
— 1 night
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Topes de Collantes
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Havana
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Havana online tour itinerary maker .

Boston, USA to Havana is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston in May, expect Havana to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 69°F. You will leave for Vinales on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana

few
hours
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Vinales trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Cayo Jutias
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Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Cuevas de Santo Tomas ©
Cuevas de Santo Tomas

1
night
Havana

Havana
For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Havana online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Vinales to Havana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Havana

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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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 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Francisco de Asis and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Trinidad holiday app .

You can drive from Havana to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Topes de Collantes.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes
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Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Iznaga Tower ©
Iznaga Tower

1
night
Topes de Collantes

Topes de Collantes ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): head outdoors with Parque Guanayara.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Topes de Collantes trip planner .

Drive from Trinidad to Topes de Collantes in an hour. In May in Topes de Collantes, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Topes de Collantes

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parque Guanayara
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Parque Guanayara ©
Parque Guanayara
Vegas Grande Waterfall ©
Vegas Grande Waterfall

5
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Popular historic sites such as Castillo de la Real Fuerza and Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum and Museo Napoleonico capture your imagination. See some other sides of Havana: steep yourself in history at El Morro, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Havana trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Topes de Collantes to Havana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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El Morro ©
El Morro
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum
Museo Napoleonico ©
Museo Napoleonico

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