12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

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12 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Cayo Guillermo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cayo Guillermo travel planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal in June, expect Cayo Guillermo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

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

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salto del Caburni as well as Trinidad Sightseeing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Topes de Collantes and Colonial Architecture Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Parque el Cubano and Ancon Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, take in panoramic vistas at Iznaga Tower, examine the collection at Romance Museum, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip planner .

You can 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. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in June, Trinidad is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Trinidad Sightseeing ©
Trinidad Sightseeing
Parque el Cubano ©
Parque el Cubano

3
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.
Visit Varadero Beach and Cayos Blancos for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Varahicacos Ecological Reserve. Take a break from Varadero with a short trip to Pharmaceutical Museum in Matanzas, about 56 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Mi Casa Beatles.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Varadero driving holiday tool .

You can drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Trinidad in June since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Paraiso and Sirena Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sea Turtle Hatchery and El Torreon Nursery. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mal Tiempo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo road trip app .

Getting from Varadero to Cayo Largo by flight takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

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