24 days in Cuba, Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

24 days in Cuba, Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

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24 days in Cuba, Mexico City & Cancun Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
flight:  40 h 30 min
1
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Vinales, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Trinidad, Cuba
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
6
Cancun, Mexico
— 8 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Havana, Cuba
— Few hours
flight:  23 h
End: Tehran, Iran


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3
nights
Havana, Cuba

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, take an in-depth tour of Museo de las Telecomunicaciones de la Habana "ETECSA", make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and contemplate the long history of Revolution Plaza.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana driving holiday planner .

Tehran, Iran to Havana is an approximately 21-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In March, Havana is somewhat warmer than Tehran - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

2
nights
Vinales, Cuba

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Change things up with a short trip to Cayo Jutias in Minas de Matahambre (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, explore the galleries of Palenque de los Cimarrones, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vinales trip planner.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Vinales are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Jutias
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Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias

3
nights
Trinidad, Cuba

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Che Guevara Mausoleum (in Santa Clara) and Cienfuegos (El Nicho Waterfalls & Parque Jose Marti). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, and steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Trinidad holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Vinales to Trinidad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Trinidad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Che Guevara Mausoleum, Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum

2
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Paseo del Prado, don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, contemplate the long history of Plaza de San Francisco, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and finally steep yourself in history at El Morro.

To see more things to do, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana sightseeing planner.

Getting from Trinidad to Havana by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites
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El Morro ©
El Morro
El Capitolio ©
El Capitolio
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana ©
Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana

3
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Step out of Mexico City with an excursion to Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 in San Juan Teotihuacan--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, wander the streets of Coyoacan, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Azucar.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mexico City holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Havana to Mexico City takes 4 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Havana to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. In March, Mexico City is a bit cooler than Havana - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cancun.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo

8
nights
Cancun, Mexico

Few destinations in Mexico dazzle visitors quite like Cancun, a modern resort town filled with glitzy hotels sitting on picturesque and well-developed Caribbean beaches.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cancun: Playa del Carmen (Scuba & Snorkeling & Quinta Avenida), Playa Norte (in Isla Mujeres) and Akumal Beach (in Akumal). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Santisima Trinidad, and hunt for treasures at Mercado 28.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cancun trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mexico City to Cancun takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Cancun: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cancun

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Playa del Carmen, Akumal Beach, Playa Norte, Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Swim with Dolphins

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hours
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a stroll through Fusterlandia, stroll through Playas de Este, and then pause for some photo ops at El Sancho de la Habana.

To see more things to do, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Havana online trip maker .

You can fly from Cancun to Havana in 4 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cancun in April since evenings lows in Havana dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks
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Fusterlandia ©
Fusterlandia

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