24 days in Cuba Itinerary

24 days in Cuba Itinerary

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24 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Havana
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Varadero
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Ljubljana

9
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, museums, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, don't miss a visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of El Morro.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Havana online journey planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Havana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Havana due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in December; daily highs in Havana reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo)
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

3
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vinales: Cayo Jutias (in Minas de Matahambre) and Cayo Largo (Sea Turtle Hatchery, Sirena Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Palmarito, and head off the coast to Cayo Levisa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Vinales trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayo Largo, Cueva del Palmarito, Cayo Jutias, Cayo Levisa
Highlights from your plan
Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Varadero: Matanzas (Parque de la Libertad, Pharmaceutical Museum, & more) and Zapata Swamp (in Playa Larga). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Varadero Beach, head outdoors with Cienaga de Zapata, don't miss a visit to Parque Central, and walk around Josone Park.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Varadero tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Vinales to Varadero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matanzas, Zapata Swamp, Crab Monument
Highlights from your plan
Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Josone Park ©
Josone Park
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar

4
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.
Explore Trinidad's surroundings by going to Che Guevara Mausoleum (in Santa Clara) and Cienfuegos (Parque Jose Marti, Galeria Santiago Hermes, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Romance Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Trinidad trip planner .

Traveling by car from Varadero to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Trinidad, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Trinidad de Cuba, Topes de Collantes, Che Guevara Mausoleum
Highlights from your plan
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Rocarena Climbing Center, then stroll through Cayo Guillermo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo day trip website .

You can 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. Traveling from Trinidad in January, Cayo Guillermo is slightly colder at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trip

Cayo Coco
Highlights from your plan
Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo

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