12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba route builder

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Fly
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Havana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 1 night
Fly
3
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Bus
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
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Havana

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Havana and Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion). Appreciate the collections at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba and La Marca. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at El Morro, view the masterpieces at Taller de Serigrafia Rene Portocarrero, and take a stroll through Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Havana is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta Cana to Havana is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Punta Cana in March, plan for little chillier nights in Havana, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at House of Rum, kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Artecru.

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Drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

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.
Relax by the water at Playa Paraiso and Punta Mal Tiempo. Step out of the city life by going to Valle de Vinales and Sirena Beach. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

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Getting from Varadero to Cayo Largo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Cayo Largo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Trinidad

— 1 night
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 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie D'Art Calleyro.

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You can take a bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Cayo Guillermo

— 2 nights
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 11th (Thu): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, then stroll through Playa Pilar, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo.

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Drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cayo Guillermo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.