13 days in Miami, Bahamas & Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Miami, Bahamas & Cuba Itinerary

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Miami, United States
— 2 nights
Nassau, Bahamas
— 4 nights
Fly to Havana, Train to Matanzas
Varadero, Cuba
— 3 nights
Cayo Largo, Cuba
— 1 night


Miami, United States

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Everglades National Park. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park, stop by Robert Is Here, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami trip maker website.

Valletta, Malta to Miami is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Valletta to Miami, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Valletta in October; daily highs in Miami reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Nassau.

Things to do in Miami

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nassau, Bahamas

— 4 nights
On a trip to Nassau you can immerse yourself in a dynamic city atmosphere or spend your days lazing on the soft golden sands.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cable Beach and Junkanoo Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Diamonds International and Straw Market. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Craft Cottage Bahamas, explore and take pictures at Coin of the Realm, and step off the mainland to explore Blue Lagoon Island.

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You can fly from Miami to Nassau in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Nassau

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Varadero, Cuba

— 3 nights
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 18th (Mon), take in the waterfront activity at Plaza Las Morlas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): stroll through Cayos Blancos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Nassau to Varadero in 9.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nassau in October since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Cayo Largo, Cuba

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery and then kick back and relax at Sirena Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mal Tiempo and then kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso.

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You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Bahamas travel guide

Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.

Cuba travel guide

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.