14 days in Cuba Itinerary

14 days in Cuba Itinerary

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14 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Stuttgart
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Vinales
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Cienfuegos
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Havana
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
End: Stuttgart

1
night
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 16th (Mon), admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones, then Head underground at Cuevas de Santo Tomas, and finally don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vinales visit site .

Stuttgart, Germany to Vinales is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stuttgart in March; daily highs in Vinales reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cuevas de Santo Tomas ©
Cuevas de Santo Tomas
Mural de la Prehistoria ©
Mural de la Prehistoria

2
nights
Varadero

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and finally walk around Josone Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar, then examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Varadero holiday website .

Traveling by car from Vinales to Varadero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Varadero sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cienfuegos: Trinidad (Ancon Beach, Plaza Mayor, & more), Che Guevara Mausoleum (in Santa Clara) and Topes de Collantes (in Topes de Collantes). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, admire the sheer force of El Nicho Waterfalls, and ponder the world of politics at Ferrer Palace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cienfuegos journey website .

You can drive from Varadero to Cienfuegos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Cienfuegos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Trinidad, Che Guevara Mausoleum, Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery and then kick back and relax at Playa Mal Tiempo.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cayo Largo travel route planner .

Getting from Cienfuegos to Cayo Largo by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

5
nights
Havana

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, museums, nightlife, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to El Malecon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Havana day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in March, Havana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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