15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
1
Havana
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Bus
4
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cayo Coco
— 1 night
Drive
6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Malecón of Havana and Revolution Plaza Havana. Get some cultural insight at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, make a trip to Old Havana, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and take a stroll through Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Havana day trip planning app.

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 your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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 26th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar, discover the deep blue sea with ScubaLibre Varadero, and then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Cayos Blancos, look for all kinds of wild species at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, examine the collection at House of Rum, then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Artecru.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Varadero trip itinerary planner.

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 in Varadero, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Valle de Vinales and Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Paraiso and Sirena Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, kick back and relax at Playa Blanca Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mal Tiempo.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Largo sightseeing planner.

Getting from Varadero to Cayo Largo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cayo Largo, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
On the 31st (Thu), do sightseeing your way with Trinidad Sightseeing, enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, then examine the collection at Romance Museum, then examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. On your second day here, make a trip to Iznaga Tower, contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios, take in the exciting artwork at Basso Art & Souvenir Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, and finally shop like a local with YuditVidalFaife.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Cayo Coco.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
night
Cayo Coco

White sand beaches and calm waters have led to booming tourism in Cayo Coco, one of the main islands of the Jardines Del Rey archipelago.
On the 2nd (Sat), soothe aching muscles at Acuavida Spa Talaso, get a new perspective on things with Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cayo Coco day trip planning app.

Getting from Trinidad to Cayo Coco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Trinidad in January since evenings lows in Cayo Coco dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Cayo Coco

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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), get close to the beloved marine mammals with Delfinario, stroll through Playa Pilar, and then kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo Guillermo trip planner.

Cayo Guillermo is very close to Cayo Coco. January in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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.