20 days in Cuba Itinerary

20 days in Cuba Itinerary

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20 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Havana
— 8 nights
2
Vinales
— 2 nights
3
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Vancouver

8
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Napoleonico and Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi. Let the collections at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum and Museo del Chocolate capture your imagination. Explore Havana's surroundings by going to Playa de Jibacoa (in Santa Cruz del Norte), Salto de Sorao (in Soroa) and Las Terrazas Complex (in Las Terrazas). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), don't miss a visit to Old Havana, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Havana travel itinerary planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Havana is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Vancouver to Havana. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect Havana to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Salto de Sorao, Las Terrazas Complex, Playa de Jibacoa
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum
Museo Napoleonico ©
Museo Napoleonico

2
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Palenque de los Cimarrones, admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, then see the interesting displays at Cueva de los Portales, and finally take an in-depth tour of Provincial Museum Of Pinar Del Rio. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation and then stroll through Cayo Jutias.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vinales driving holiday planner.

Drive from Havana to Vinales in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Vinales are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Pinar del Rio, Cueva de los Portales, Cayo Jutias
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Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cueva de los Portales ©
Cueva de los Portales

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 a sense of the local culture at Horseback Riding Tours and Convento de San Francisco de Asis. Step off the beaten path and head to Topes de Collantes and Museo de Arqueologia. Get out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Cienfuegos (Guanaroca Lagoon & Delfinario de Cienfuegos) and Remedios (Museo Parrandas Remedianas, Iglesia de San Juan Batista, & more). There's much more to do: stroll around Parque el Cubano, make a trip to Iznaga Tower, examine the collection at Santeria Israel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Boca.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Trinidad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Trinidad are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Remedios, Cienfuegos, Museo Nacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos, Topes de Collantes
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Horseback Riding Tours
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera ©
Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Mal Tiempo and Sea Turtle Hatchery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Paraiso and Playa Blanca Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach and head off the coast to Cayo Rico.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo trip maker tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trinidad to Cayo Largo. August in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

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

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