14 days in Cuba Itinerary

14 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Havana
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Bus
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Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Holguin
— 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.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana road trip tool.

Vienna, Austria to Havana is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Vienna in December, things will get much hotter in Havana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Varadero

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ermita de Monserrate, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, then stroll around Josone Park, then stroll through Varadero Beach, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have unforgettable encounters with ScubaLibre Varadero and then Head underground at Cuevas de Bellamar.

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You can drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cayo Largo: Vinales (Valle de Vinales & Palenque de los Cimarrones). On the 27th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and stroll through Punta Mal Tiempo.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Largo online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Largo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Cayo Largo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Romance Museum, then shop like a local with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with YuditVidalFaife.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Trinidad day trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Trinidad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Cayo Guillermo

— 1 night
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 30th (Thu): stroll through Cayo Guillermo, then get outside with Delfinario, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo trip planner.

Getting from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Holguin.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Holguin

— 2 nights

City of Parks

Not overly touristy, Holguin offers a different perspective on Cuban life, standing as a major city that doesn't seek to commercialize its past or cover itself in all inclusive resorts.
On the 31st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Guardalavaca Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Holguin day trip website.

You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Holguin in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.