13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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13 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Havana
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Train + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
4
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and finally stroll around Josone Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio, then kick back and relax at Cayos Blancos, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Varadero trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Varadero is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Varadero, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, things will get much hotter in Varadero: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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 7th (Thu): stroll through Playa Paraiso and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, then kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mal Tiempo.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cayo Largo sightseeing planner .

Fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3 hours. In May in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle de Vinales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

6
nights
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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Havana travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Havana are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Guillermo trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and taxi from Havana to Cayo Guillermo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

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

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