15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Bus
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Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Holguin
— 2 nights
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Havana

— 4 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Havana itinerary planner.

Marseille, France to Havana is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Marseille to Havana is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Marseille in March, expect nights in Havana to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Varadero

— 2 nights
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 8th (Tue), head outdoors with Parque de la Libertad, examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, then stroll around Josone Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: meet some fierce fish with Club ScubAzul, then explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero route planning website.

Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Varadero are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cayo Largo

— 3 nights
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.
Explore Cayo Largo's surroundings by going to Vinales (Jardin Botanico de Vinales, Valle de Vinales, &more). On the 10th (Thu), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mal Tiempo, and identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo itinerary planner.

Fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cayo Largo, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Trinidad

— 1 night
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.
On the 13th (Sun), examine the collection at Romance Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Trinidad trip tool.

You can take a bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. March in Trinidad sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Beaches · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Guillermo

— 2 nights
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 14th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Cayo Guillermo, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo route app.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Holguin

— 2 nights

City of Parks

Not overly touristy, Holguin offers a different perspective on Cuban life, standing as a major city that doesn't seek to commercialize its past or cover itself in all inclusive resorts.
On the 16th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Guardalavaca Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Holguin trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cayo Guillermo to Holguin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cuba travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.