18 days in Cuba Itinerary

18 days in Cuba Itinerary

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18 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  7​h
1
Havana
— 8 nights
2
Cienfuegos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Montreal

8
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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Malecon, contemplate the long history of El Morro, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana attractions planner .

Montreal, Canada to Havana is an approximately 7-hour flight. In August, Havana is a bit warmer than Montreal - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cienfuegos.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at El Nicho Waterfalls, pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum, and then don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, then wander the streets of Punta Gorda, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cienfuegos holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Havana to Cienfuegos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Cienfuegos can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Clara
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El Nicho Waterfalls ©
El Nicho Waterfalls
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

5
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 out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Iglesia de San Juan Batista (in Remedios) and Trinidad de Cuba (in Sancti Spiritus). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de los Ingenios.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad itinerary app .

You can drive from Cienfuegos to Trinidad in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Topes de Collantes, Iglesia de San Juan Batista, Trinidad de Cuba
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Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach

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