15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba vacation maker

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Havana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 1 night
Drive
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Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 1 night
Bus
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Holguin
— 1 night
Drive
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Santiago de Cuba
— 2 nights
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Havana

— 3 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.
You've now added Nature & Wildlife Tours to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Camera Obscura and Museo de Bomberos. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Havana itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Havana is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Havana. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Havana reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Vinales

— 1 night
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Palmarito.

For photos and other tourist information, read Vinales holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Vinales are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Varadero

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve and Cueva de Ambrosio. Venture out of the city with trips to Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar & Puente de Bacunayagua). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira, kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and tee off at Varadero Golf Club.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Varadero trip maker app.

You can drive from Vinales to Varadero in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Varadero, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Cayo Largo

— 1 night
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 29th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at El Torreon Nursery, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo tour itinerary builder.

Fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Trinidad

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, then kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Trinity.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Trinidad, with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cayo Guillermo

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo.

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You can drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trinidad in January, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Cayo Guillermo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Holguin

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get great views at Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), look for all kinds of wild species at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Esmeralda.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Holguin trip itinerary planner.

You can 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 February, daytime highs in Holguin are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Santiago de Cuba

— 2 nights
Santiago de Cuba has taken almost as much influence from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it has from Havana, distilling a concoction of cultures to create a city with a distinct identity.
On the 3rd (Thu), walk around Cespedes Park, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro del Morro.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Santiago de Cuba trip builder website.

Drive from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Santiago de Cuba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites · Parks

Cuba travel guide

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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.