10 days in Cuba Itinerary

10 days in Cuba Itinerary

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10 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
2
Havana
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  14​h
End: Birmingham

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mal Tiempo, enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Largo holiday site .

Birmingham, UK to Cayo Largo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Birmingham to Cayo Largo due to the time zone difference. In February, Cayo Largo is much hotter than Birmingham - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle de Vinales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

5
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Malecón of Havana and Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and make a trip to Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Havana trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in February, Havana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

2
nights
Varadero

Varadero ©
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
On the 21st (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, and then stroll through Varadero Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Varadero trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno

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