18 days in Cuba & Hannover Itinerary

18 days in Cuba & Hannover Itinerary

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18 days in Cuba & Hannover Itinerary

Start: Erfurt, Germany
Drive + train:  2​h 30​min
1
Hannover, Germany
— 1 night
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
2
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Playa Larga, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Trinidad, Cuba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Santa Clara, Cuba
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  6​h 15​min
6
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
— 1 night
train + taxi:  3​h 15​min
7
Baracoa, Cuba
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Erfurt, Germany

1
night
Hannover, Germany

Hannover ©
Hannover, northern Germany's major urban center, may be best known for hosting annual commercial trade fairs.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen (Herrenhauser Garten) and then ponder the world of politics at Hannover City Hall (Rathaus). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the activities along Maschsee and then meet the residents at Erlebnis Zoo Hannover.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hannover online trip itinerary planner .

Erfurt to Hannover is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of car and train. You can also drive; or take a train. December in Hannover sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Hannover

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Erlebnis Zoo Hannover ©
Erlebnis Zoo Hannover
Maschsee ©
Maschsee
Herrenhaeuser Garten ©
Herrenhaeuser Garten

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castillo de la Real Fuerza and Neptune Statue. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Malecon, see the interesting displays at Museo de Naipes Marques de Prado, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and steep yourself in history at Revolution Plaza.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Hannover to Havana. The time zone difference when traveling from Hannover to Havana is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Hannover in December, expect Havana to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Playa Larga.

Things to do in Havana

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

2
nights
Playa Larga, Cuba

Playa Larga ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zapata Peninsula. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Zapata Swamp and then explore and take pictures at Bay of Pigs.

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You can drive from Havana to Playa Larga in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Havana in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Playa Larga, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Playa Larga

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cuba
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Zapata Peninsula ©
Zapata Peninsula
Bay of Pigs ©
Bay of Pigs

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Salto del Caburni and Topes de Collantes. Step out of Trinidad to go to Cienfuegos and see Palacio de Valle, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Iznaga Tower, trot along with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip planning site .

Drive from Playa Larga to Trinidad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Palacio de Valle, Topes de Collantes
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni

2
nights
Santa Clara, Cuba

Santa Clara ©
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
On the 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera, go for a walk through Iglesia de San Juan Batista, and then examine the collection at Museo Parrandas Remedianas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, then don't miss a visit to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then stroll around Parque Leoncio Vidal, and finally make a trip to Teatro La Caridad.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Clara itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Santa Clara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Santa Clara can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Remedios
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Museo Parrandas Remedianas ©
Museo Parrandas Remedianas
Iglesia de San Juan Batista ©
Iglesia de San Juan Batista
Teatro La Caridad ©
Teatro La Caridad

1
night
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Santiago de Cuba ©
Santiago de Cuba has taken almost as much influence from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it has from Havana, distilling a concoction of cultures to create a city with a distinct identity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): walk around Cespedes Park, take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, then make a trip to La Alameda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Estadio Guillermon Moncada, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de los Helechos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrada Familia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago de Cuba itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Santa Clara to Santiago de Cuba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santiago de Cuba when traveling from Santa Clara in December, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Baracoa.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Cespedes Park ©
Cespedes Park
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia

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nights
Baracoa, Cuba

Baracoa ©
Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Yunque and Canon del Rio Yumuri. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso, take in the awesome beauty at Parque Independencia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and enjoy the sand and surf at Maguana Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Baracoa trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Santiago de Cuba to Baracoa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Baracoa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Canon del Rio Yumuri
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El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Museo Arqueologico la Cueva Del Paraiso ©

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