16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Havana
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Varadero
— 3 nights
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Havana

— 5 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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of El Morro, make a trip to Revolution Plaza Havana, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Havana online tour itinerary builder.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Havana is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In May, Havana is a bit cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife

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.
On the 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, then fulfill a lifelong dream with Delfinario, then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, and finally stroll through Playa Pilar.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo journey maker.

Traveling by car from Havana to Cayo Guillermo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Topes de Collantes, then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Trinidad Sightseeing, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de los Ingenios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): look for gifts at Casa del Alfarero, kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, then examine the collection at Romance Museum, then make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with YuditVidalFaife.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · 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.
Explore Cayo Largo's surroundings by going to Vinales (Jardin Botanico de Vinales, Valle de Vinales, &more). On the 20th (Thu), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and head off the coast to Cayo Rico.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo takes 4.5 hours. May in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Varadero

— 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varadero: Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, get advice or help at Convention Center Plaza America, stroll around Josone Park, and Head underground at Cueva de Saturno.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Varadero online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Cayo Largo to Varadero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Largo in May, Varadero is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side 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.