13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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13 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Havana
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Maria la Gorda
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: New York City

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nely Havana Car Tour as well as Baila Habana. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Playa de Jibacoa. Do some cultural sightseeing at Malecón of Havana and Fort San Salvador (Castillo De San Salvador De La Punta). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

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Rome, Italy to Havana is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Rome in March, expect nights in Havana to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa de Jibacoa
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Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

2
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 1st (Wed), don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria, admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and then get in on the family fun at Palenque de los Cimarrones. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation, contemplate the long history of PALACIO DE GUASCH, steep yourself in history at La Catedral de Pinar del Rio (Catedral de San Rosendo), then learn about all things military at Cueva de los Portales, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Palmarito.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vinales road trip site .

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Maria la Gorda.

Things to do in Vinales

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pinar del Rio, Cueva de los Portales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cueva de los Portales ©
Cueva de los Portales
Palenque de los Cimarrones ©
Palenque de los Cimarrones

2
nights
Maria la Gorda

Maria la Gorda ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cabo San Antonio. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): head off the coast to Maria La Gorda.

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Getting from Vinales to Maria la Gorda by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Maria la Gorda

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Maria La Gorda
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Maria La Gorda ©
Maria La Gorda
Cabo San Antonio ©
Cabo San Antonio

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coral Beach - Playa Coral. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, make a trip to Parque Central, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Elvira, then examine the collection at House of Rum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Mi Casa Beatles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Coral Beach - Playa Coral and then delve into the distant past at Cueva de Ambrosio.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Varadero online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Maria la Gorda to Varadero in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa Blanca Beach as well as Cayo Rico. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach. On the next day, head off the coast to Cayo Rico and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo holiday planner.

Getting from Varadero to Cayo Largo by flight takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Playa Blanca Beach ©
Playa Blanca Beach

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