15 days in Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

15 days in Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Varadero, Cuba
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 45​min
6
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
8
Buccoo, Trinidad and Tobago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Bridgetown, Barbados
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
10
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

1
night
Cayo Guillermo, Cuba

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.
To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo vacation planner.

Manchester, UK to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Cayo Guillermo hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

1
day
Varadero, Cuba

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.
On the 26th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Josone Park and then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Varadero trip builder site .

You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Varadero in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cayo Guillermo in August since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

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

2
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
On the 27th (Tue), make a trip to Old Havana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to El Capitolio, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and then steep yourself in history at Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Havana tour website .

You can drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Plata.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

1
day
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Puerto Plata ©
Although out of fashion in the past decades, major revitalization efforts have made a trip to Puerto Plata a growingly popular option for the adventurous travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): cool off at Ocean World Adventure Park.

Start your trip to Puerto Plata by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Havana to Puerto Plata in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Havana to Puerto Plata. August in Puerto Plata sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santo Domingo.

Things to do in Puerto Plata

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Parks
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo ©
Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, remains the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the New World.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Primada de America and then make a trip to Zona Colonial. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Ozama, then explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Colon, then meet the residents at National Aquarium, and finally examine the collection at Columbus Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Santo Domingo tour planner .

You can drive from Puerto Plata to Santo Domingo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Santo Domingo

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar de Colon ©
Alcazar de Colon
Zona Colonial ©
Zona Colonial
Catedral Primada de America
Catedral Primada de America

1
night
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Punta Cana tour builder site .

Getting from Santo Domingo to Punta Cana by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. August in Punta Cana sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Basseterre.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Swim with Dolphins

1
day
Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis

Basseterre ©
Basseterre, estimated population 13,000 in 2011, is the capital of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tee off at Royal St. Kitts Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at South Friars Beach, and then head outdoors with Frigate Bay.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Basseterre visit planner.

Getting from Punta Cana to Basseterre by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Buccoo.

Things to do in Basseterre

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trips

St. Kitts, Royal St. Kitts Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Frigate Bay ©
Frigate Bay
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club ©
Royal St. Kitts Golf Club
South Friars Beach ©
South Friars Beach

1
night
Buccoo, Trinidad and Tobago

Buccoo ©
On the 3rd (Tue), witness the site of a historic battle at Fort King George, kick back and relax at Store Bay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pigeon Point Beach.

Before you visit Buccoo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Basseterre to Buccoo by flight takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Bridgetown.

Things to do in Buccoo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tobago, Fort King George
Highlights from your plan
Pigeon Point Beach ©
Pigeon Point Beach
Fort King George ©
Fort King George
Store Bay ©
Store Bay

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night
Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown ©
Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. On the 4th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bottom Bay, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carlisle Bay. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mount Gay Visitor Centre and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bridgetown online road trip planner .

You can fly from Buccoo to Bridgetown in 5.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bridgetown can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Bridgetown

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Bottom Bay
Highlights from your plan
Bottom Bay ©
Bottom Bay
Andromeda Botanic Gardens ©
Andromeda Botanic Gardens
Mount Gay Visitor Centre ©
Mount Gay Visitor Centre

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night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get your game on at Flip Out Manchester, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then have some family-friendly fun at Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mam Tor, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, and then explore the striking landscape at Kinder Scout.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manchester route tool .

You can fly from Bridgetown to Manchester in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bridgetown to Manchester due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bridgetown in September; daily highs in Manchester reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill
Highlights from your plan
Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill ©
Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill
Room Escape Games
Flip Out Manchester ©
Flip Out Manchester

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