16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba itinerary planner

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Fly
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Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Bus
3
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Santa Clara
— 1 night
Drive
6
Havana
— 6 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario, enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, stroll around Josone Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and finally admire the striking features of Cuartel de Bomberos de Matanzas. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Parque de la Libertad, see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, and then have unforgettable encounters with Club ScubAzul.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Varadero trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Varadero is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect Varadero to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cayo Largo: Vinales (Jardin Botanico de Vinales, Valle de Vinales, &more). On the 26th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and stroll through Punta Mal Tiempo.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Largo day trip site.

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cayo Largo, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, stroll through Ancon Beach, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Lazaro Niebla Gallery, then stroll through Valle de los Ingenios, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Trinidad trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. In March in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, and finally stroll through Playa Pilar.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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.
On the 1st (Thu), stroll around Parque Leoncio Vidal, appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, appreciate the history behind Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Clara trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Cayo Guillermo to Santa Clara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Clara, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Parks · Historic Sites

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Havana trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Santa Clara to Havana in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Havana sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly 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.