12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba tour itinerary planner

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Havana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Bus
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 3 nights

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Havana

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get great views at José Martí Memorial, don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, then admire the striking features of Havana Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza Havana, take a stroll through Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), then don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, then make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and finally steep yourself in history at El Morro.

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If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiports are José Martí International Airport, Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport and Vilo Acuña International Airport. February in Havana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Varadero

— 2 nights
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 4th (Fri), make a trip to Parque Central, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach, then stroll around Josone Park, and finally examine the collection at House of Rum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Cueva de Ambrosio, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, and finally get your bearings at Convention Center Plaza America.

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Getting from Havana to Varadero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Cayo Largo

— 2 nights
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 6th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mal Tiempo.

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Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cayo Largo, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Trinidad

— 2 nights
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 8th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Iznaga Tower, then steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Romance Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and finally make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba.

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Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Cayo Guillermo

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cayo Guillermo: Cayo Coco (Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado & Acuavida Spa Talaso). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar, stroll through Cayo Guillermo, head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side 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.