If you are planning a trip to Cuba it is good to plan ahead a little. Remember in Cuba you aren’t going to have easy access to the internet. If you are from the US you are also not going to have easy access to your money. So a little planning for your week in Cuba will go a long way. In this post, I have mapped out an itinerary for spending 7 days in Cuba to help you make the most of your time.
7 days in Cuba is a short time but if you don’t mind moving through quickly you can cover quite a bit of ground in the week. Or if you can squeeze 10 days even better but 2 weeks would be perfect.
Day 1 – Havana
Havana is amazing but my advice is to get out of Havana and spend your time in the capital city on your way back. As a seasoned solo traveler, this is one of my top tips for visiting the capital of any new country. Whether it’s Bogota or Bangkok, capital cities can be overwhelming and in a new country, it can take a while to settle in and understand about the culture and how things work. In my experience returning to the city after spending some time away from the city where things aren’t so chaotic really helps. So if you don’t have much time do Havana on your way back.
On your first day, just take a walk around the old city, get on the tourist bus and relax taking a ride around the city or do the classic car tour. Or simply get some dinner and chill.
Day 2-3 Vinales
Vinales is a beautiful place to spend 2 days. I have written a guide on how to spend 48 hours in Viñales you can read here.
Day 4-5 Trinidad
Trinidad is second only to Havana for having beautiful colonial architecture. It also has some great hikes and a pretty nice beach. Take a read of my 48-hour guide to Trinidad here.
Day 6-7 Havana
On returning to Havana you should be much more relaxed and accustomed to the Cuban way of life. I have written a guide to spending 48 hours in Havana that you can read here.
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