15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
1
Havana
— 7 nights
Drive
2
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Bus
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Bus to Iberostar Mojito, Fly to Ottawa

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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: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, and steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Havana trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Havana is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. In December, Havana is warmer than Ottawa - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

2
nights
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 28th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, and finally walk around Josone Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, and then get a tailor-made plan with ScubaLibre Varadero.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Varadero online travel route planner.

Drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vinales (Valle de Vinales & Palenque de los Cimarrones). On the 31st (Thu), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and stroll through Punta Mal Tiempo.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo attractions planning website.

Getting from Varadero to Cayo Largo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cayo Largo when traveling from Varadero in December, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Romance Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at YuditVidalFaife, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Trinidad itinerary planning site.

You can take a bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in January, Trinidad is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo trip planner.

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. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Trinidad in January since evenings lows in Cayo Guillermo dip to 23°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your 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.