11 days in Cuba Itinerary

11 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba travel planner

Make it your trip
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Havana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Santa Clara
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
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Varadero
— 1 night
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 1 night
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Havana

— 4 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

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, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Havana is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in June, expect Havana to be little chillier, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Santa Clara

— 1 night
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, don't miss a visit to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, make a trip to Teatro La Caridad, then pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally stroll the grounds of Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara.

To find out how to plan a trip to Santa Clara, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Havana to Santa Clara in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Clara can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites

Cayo Guillermo

— 1 night
A kay of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, Cayo Guillermo has become a popular international tourist destination, buoyed by the construction of luxury all inclusive resorts that dot the paradisal island.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo trip builder app.

Drive from Santa Clara to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In June, daily temperatures in Cayo Guillermo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Trinidad

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Romance Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, and finally make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Trinidad road trip planning app.

You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Trinidad sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Varadero

— 1 night
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 3rd (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, stroll around Josone Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Rum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Varadero trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Varadero are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Cayo Largo

— 1 night
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 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo road trip planner.

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Cuba travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.