16 days in Havana, British Virgin Islands & St. Lucia Itinerary

16 days in Havana, British Virgin Islands & St. Lucia Itinerary

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16 days in Havana, British Virgin Islands & St. Lucia Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + ferry:  7​h 45​min
2
Road Town, British Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Castries, St. Lucia
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Visiting Playa Paraiso and Las Terrazas Complex will get you outdoors. When in Havana, make a side trip to see Sea Turtle Hatchery in Cayo Largo, approximately 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, appreciate the history behind Neptune Statue, and make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Havana online trip builder .

Austin, USA to Havana is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Havana is 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in January, expect nights in Havana to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Road Town.

Things to do in Havana

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayo Largo, Las Terrazas Complex
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Las Terrazas Complex ©
Las Terrazas Complex

2
nights
Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Road Town ©
Road Town, located on Tortola, is the capital of the British Virgin Islands. Get outdoors at Smuggler's Cove and Sage Mountain National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Discovery Tortola.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Road Town travel route planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Havana to Road Town in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Havana to Road Town is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Road Town when traveling from Havana in January, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Virgin Gorda.

Things to do in Road Town

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tortola
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Smuggler's Cove ©
Smuggler's Cove
Cane Garden Bay ©
Cane Garden Bay
Sage Mountain National Park ©
Sage Mountain National Park

3
nights
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Virgin Gorda ©
Thankfully lacking some of the commercialism of other islands nearby, Virgin Gorda offers a relaxing place to holiday, and maintains a feeling of intimacy despite its reputation as an exclusive destination.
Relax by the water at The Baths and Spring Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Devil's Bay National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Savannah Bay, get outside with Fusion BVI, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Beach, and trek along Virgin Gorda Peak.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Virgin Gorda tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Road Town to Virgin Gorda takes 9 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Castries.

Things to do in Virgin Gorda

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Baths ©
The Baths
Spring Bay ©
Spring Bay
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Castries, St. Lucia

Castries ©
The capital and largest city in Saint Lucia, Castries has a number of cultural sites to explore, and recreational areas to enjoy.
On the 31st (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pigeon Island National Park. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for gifts at Diamonds International, and then explore the activities along Rodney Bay.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Castries driving holiday site .

Getting from Virgin Gorda to Castries by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly. In January, daytime highs in Castries are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Castries

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Pigeon Island National Park
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Pigeon Island National Park ©
Pigeon Island National Park
Rodney Bay ©
Rodney Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling

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