13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Bus to Greenville, Taxi to Greenville/Spartanburg, Fly to Varadero
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Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Bus
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Havana
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach, then get advice or help at Convention Center Plaza America, then stroll around Josone Park, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Rum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Beach - Playa Coral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Varadero trip planner.

Columbia, USA to Varadero is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Columbia in October: high temperatures in Varadero hover around 86°F and lows are around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
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 15th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, then kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Largo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios, stop by Casa del Alfarero, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie D'Art Calleyro. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on Trinidad Sightseeing, then kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Trinidad attractions planner.

Take a bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. October in Trinidad sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
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 19th (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with Delfinario, then kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Cayo Guillermo can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

5
nights
Havana

Rome of the Caribbean

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, don't miss a visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja), steep yourself in history at Revolution Plaza Havana, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Havana trip planner.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Havana by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 70°F in Havana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.