16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Bus to Montego Bay Airport, Fly to Varadero, Foot to Varadero Airport, Bus to Varadero
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Varadero
— 1 night
Drive
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Camaguey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive
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Topes de Collantes
— 1 night
Taxi to Trinidad, Bus to Cayo Largo
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Havana
— 5 nights
Fly

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Varadero

— 1 night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Varadiving, Cuba With Us and Casa de la Musica. On the 25th (Thu), surround yourself with nature on Cuba With Us, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Varadiving, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Casa de la Musica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio, then kick back and relax at Cayos Blancos, and then take in the exciting artwork at Taller de Ceramica Artistica.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Varadero route planner.

Kingston, Jamaica to Varadero is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Varadero when traveling from Kingston in July, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Camaguey.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nightlife

Side Trip

Camaguey

— 2 nights
Camaguey encompasses the central section of Cuba and remains largely agricultural, its economy dependent on small-scale cattle raising and fruit production.
Rancho King Touristic Farm has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pick up some local products at Mercado Agropecuario El Rio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Carmen, then view the masterpieces at Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop, and finally make a trip to Plaza San Juan de Dios. On the next day, experience rural life at Rancho King Touristic Farm, then make a trip to Gallery Larios, and then walk around Casino Campestre.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Camaguey trip builder app.

You can drive from Varadero to Camaguey in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Camaguey can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Camaguey

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Trinidad

— 3 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.
Disco Ayala has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salto del Caburni and Horseback Riding Tours. Do your shopping at Galeria Santiago Hermes and Basso Art & Souvenir Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Cienfuegos (La Fernandina & Parque Jose Marti). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Maria Aguilar, and shop like a local with Galerie D'Art Calleyro.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Trinidad itinerary builder.

You can drive from Camaguey to Trinidad in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Topes de Collantes.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Topes de Collantes

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Salto de Javira and then head outdoors with Parque Guanayara.

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You can drive from Trinidad to Topes de Collantes in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Topes de Collantes

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Sea Turtle Hatchery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Largo trip maker app.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Topes de Collantes to Cayo Largo in 5.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Havana

— 5 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 Havana Memories to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Old Havana and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Discover out-of-the-way places like Castillo de la Real Fuerza and La Iglesia de San Agustin o San Francisco el Nuevo. Step out of Havana with an excursion to Banos del San Juan in Las Terrazas--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, look for gifts at Piscolabis, steep yourself in history at Finca Vigía, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Este.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana online vacation planner.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Havana in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Havana sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.