12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

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12 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Havana
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

5
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: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), contemplate the long history of Revolution Plaza, and don't miss a visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Havana day trip app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Havana is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in January, with highs in Havana at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso and then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mal Tiempo.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Cayo Largo day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Havana to Cayo Largo in 1.5 hours. January in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

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
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 18th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, view the masterpieces at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, then stroll through Ancon Beach, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba, contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad vacation planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayo Largo to Trinidad. Traveling from Cayo Largo in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Trinidad. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Topes de Collantes, Trinidad de Cuba
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario, kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, walk around Josone Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mi Casa Beatles.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero itinerary planner.

Getting from Trinidad to Varadero by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Trinidad in January since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Josone Park ©
Josone Park
Delfinario ©
Delfinario

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