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★ Cuba Travel Guide
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Suggested Itineraries in Cuba
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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