15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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

— 6 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, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Havana itinerary app.

Dublin, Ireland to Havana is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Havana, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Dublin in October; daily highs in Havana reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Santa Clara

— 1 night
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
On the 22nd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, stroll the grounds of Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara, then don't miss a visit to Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then pause for some photo ops at Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally make a trip to Teatro La Caridad.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Clara road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Havana to Santa Clara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Santa Clara sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites

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 23rd (Sat): get close to the beloved marine mammals with Delfinario, kick back and relax at Playa Pilar, and then kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo travel route planner.

Getting from Santa Clara to Cayo Guillermo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Trinidad

— 2 nights
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.
On the 24th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Trinidad Sightseeing, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at YuditVidalFaife, and finally contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios.

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Traveling by car from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daytime highs in Trinidad are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Cayo Largo

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, then stroll through Sirena Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca Beach. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo takes 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at House of Rum, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then make a trip to Parque Central, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, and finally stroll around Josone Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Varadero day trip planner.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cayo Largo in October since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Cuba travel guide

4.4
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.