17 days in Cuba Itinerary

17 days in Cuba Itinerary

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17 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
3
Havana
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Warsaw

2
nights
Varadero

Varadero ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at House of Rum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, then stroll through Varadero Beach, and finally stroll around Josone Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, then delve into the distant past at Cueva de Ambrosio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos, and finally Head underground at Cuevas de Bellamar.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Varadero attractions planning site.

Warsaw, Poland to Varadero is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Warsaw in November: high temperatures in Varadero hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
Highlights from your plan
Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

2
nights
Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo ©
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 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Varadero to Cayo Largo by flight takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Varadero in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cayo Largo, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Valle de Vinales
Highlights from your plan
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

6
nights
Havana

Havana ©
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, steep yourself in history at Revolution Plaza, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Havana visit website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in November, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Havana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

2
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 17th (Tue), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Palmarito, then Head underground at Cueva del Indio, and then don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Vinales travel planner.

Drive from Havana to Vinales in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Vinales

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cueva del Palmarito
Highlights from your plan
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Horseback Riding Tours
Mural de la Prehistoria ©
Mural de la Prehistoria

2
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
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 19th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Iznaga Tower, contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, then examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Topes de Collantes, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and finally shop like a local with Yudit Vidal Faife.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Trinidad route tool.

You can drive from Vinales to Trinidad in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes
Highlights from your plan
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

1
night
Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Guillermo
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 21st (Sat): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo itinerary planning website.

Drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In November, daily temperatures in Cayo Guillermo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

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