11 days in Cuba Itinerary

11 days in Cuba Itinerary

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11 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  14​h
1
Havana
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

6
nights
Havana

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, museums, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and don't miss a visit to El Capitolio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Havana day trip tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Havana is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with highs in Havana at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

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.
On the 1st (Wed), appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mal Tiempo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cayo Largo trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Havana to Cayo Largo in 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Havana in March since evenings lows in Cayo Largo dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Valle de Vinales
Highlights from your plan
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

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 3rd (Fri), stroll around Josone Park, then stroll through Varadero Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and finally examine the collection at House of Rum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Varadero sightseeing planner.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Varadero by flight takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in April, Varadero is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Josone Park ©
Josone Park
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno

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