12 days in Antigua & Caribbean Itinerary

12 days in Antigua & Caribbean Itinerary

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12 days in Antigua & Caribbean Itinerary

Start: St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
1
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
3
Varadero, Cuba
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Havana, Cuba
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda


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1
night
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

St. John's ©
The capital and largest city of Antigua and Barbuda, St John's represents the commercial and touristic center of the twin-island country.
UnderSea Odyssey Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), look for gifts at Silver Chelles, then see some colorful creatures with UnderSea Odyssey Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Bridge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Betty's Hope. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then steep yourself in history at Shirley Heights.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. John's trip planner .

If you are flying in from Antigua and Barbuda, the closest major airport is V.C. Bird International Airport. In July in St. John's, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in St. John's

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Devil's Bridge, Shirley Heights
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UnderSea Odyssey Tours ©
UnderSea Odyssey Tours
Shirley Heights ©
Shirley Heights
Devil's Bridge ©
Devil's Bridge

2
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and then sample the fine beverages at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the wide-open spaces of Carabali Rainforest Park and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner .

You can fly from St. John's to San Juan in 5 hours. July in San Juan sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, Carabali Rainforest Park
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

1
day
Varadero, Cuba

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and then stroll through Varadero Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Varadero online vacation planner .

You can fly from San Juan to Varadero in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Varadero. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Varadero when traveling from San Juan in July, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Delfinario ©
Delfinario

5
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, museums, nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, contemplate the long history of El Morro, make a trip to Old Havana, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Havana holiday site .

Traveling by car from Varadero to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

2
nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
On the 1st (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Saona Island and then browse the different shops at San Juan Shopping Center. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Macao Beach and then stroll through Bavaro Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Punta Cana trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Havana to Punta Cana takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Havana to Punta Cana due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Punta Cana can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Saona Island ©
Saona Island
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Macao Beach ©
Macao Beach

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