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Suggested Itineraries in Cuba

June 17, 2015

Where to travel once you're in Cuba?
Pretty much no-one leaves Havana out, but what to see outside the few big cities?
Here are a few tips to help you, without setting a rigid time frame.

Thorough Western Cuba Itinerary

Starting out from Havana or Varadero, this trip itinerary includes the most important places to see in the western part of Cuba.

Havana - Varadero - Pinar del Río - Viñales - Isla de Juventud

3-4 full days in Havana is a "must". I'd probably take the time to stay for a week!

Pinar del Río and the Viñales Valley virtually go together - scenic views, tobacco plantations.

Added is the Isla de Juventud, where a huge jail is found. The place has a historical significance in Cuba.

Short Itinerary From Varadero

Some people fly in to Varadero and want to take a look around. Havana should be your first stop, then go beyond.

If you arrive in to Varadero, you should consider this itinerary...

Varadero - Havana - Pinar del Río - Viñales - Trinidad

Trinidad is a quieter small city, I chose it instead of Cienfuegoes and Santa Clara.
I believe if you have a short time, then instead of other larger cities, after Havana you might rather want to experience a smaller, quieter city.
And Trinidad also has a steam train operating in the area. So, don't hesitate!

Bare Minimum Cuba Itinerary

If you want to see the essentials of Cuba without spending a lot of time and money, this itinerary is for you!

Havana - Pinar del Río - Viñales - Santa Clara - Cienfuegos - Trinidad

It excludes the Islad de Juventud and the trips doesn't go deep beyond central Cuba.

Havana is essential: it's the capital and most attractions are there.

Pinar del Río and the Viñales Valley can be visited in a single day, if you're in a hurry. 2 days would be better. Or more...

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