11 days in Cuba Itinerary

11 days in Cuba Itinerary

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11 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Havana
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Train + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Seattle

6
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 El Morro will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Get out of town with these interesting Havana side-trips: Cayo Largo (Playa Paraiso, Sea Turtle Hatchery, & more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and view the masterpieces at Taller de Serigrafia Rene Portocarrero.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Havana online trip maker .

Seattle, USA to Havana is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Havana is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect Havana to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cayo Largo
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

1
night
Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Guillermo
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 8th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, then kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo trip planner .

Getting from Havana to Cayo Guillermo by combination of flight, train, and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

1
night
Trinidad

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.
On the 9th (Thu), kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, then examine the collection at Romance Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, and finally contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad planning site .

Drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Lolo Galeria-Taller, see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, and finally kick back and relax at Varadero Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Varadero trip planner .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Varadero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Varadero sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Pharmaceutical Museum ©
Pharmaceutical Museum

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