16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly to José Martí International Airport, Drive to Vinales
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Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Clara
— 1 night
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 1 night
Bus
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive
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Havana
— 6 nights
Fly

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Vinales

— 2 nights
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): Head underground at Cueva del Palmarito, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Jutias, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas.

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Barranquilla, Colombia to Vinales is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Vinales are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Santa Clara

— 1 night
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, appreciate the history behind Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then make a trip to Teatro La Caridad, then appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally stroll the grounds of Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara.

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You can drive from Vinales to Santa Clara in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In June, daily temperatures in Santa Clara can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites

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 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

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Traveling by car from Santa Clara to Cayo Guillermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. June in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, and finally kick back and relax at Ancon Beach.

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You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Trinidad, with lows around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Cayo Largo

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Tue), stroll through Playa Paraiso. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at El Torreon Nursery, kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

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You can take a bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo in 4.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Trinidad in June since evenings lows in Cayo Largo dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at House of Rum, kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, then walk around Josone Park, and finally get your bearings at Convention Center Plaza America. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have unforgettable encounters with Club ScubAzul, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario.

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Fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Havana

— 6 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: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

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Drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Havana are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.