12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

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12 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
Bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Havana
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  21​h 45​min
End: Hammamet

5
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castillo de la Real Fuerza and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. Take a break from Havana with a short trip to Pharmaceutical Museum in Matanzas, about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at El Morro, don't miss a visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Havana trip planner.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Havana is an approximately 19-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hammamet in March: high temperatures in Havana hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pharmaceutical Museum
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Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of 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 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Mal Tiempo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso. On the next day, head off the coast to Cayo Rico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cayo Largo online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Havana to Cayo Largo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Havana in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cayo Largo, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Cayo Rico ©
Cayo Rico

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Valle de los Ingenios, steep yourself in history at Ruinas de Ingenio San Isidro de los Destiladeros, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie D'Art Calleyro.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Trinidad using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cayo Largo to Trinidad with the Route module. In March, daytime highs in Trinidad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Colonial Architecture Museum ©
Colonial Architecture Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Guillermo, and then head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado and then have some family-friendly fun at Rocarena Climbing Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Guillermo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In March, daily temperatures in Cayo Guillermo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Coco
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Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado ©
Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

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