16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
1
Havana
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Vinales
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Bus
5
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Photography Tours. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, contemplate the long history of Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, and examine the collection at Drogeria Johnson.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Havana trip app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Havana is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in June, things will get much hotter in Havana: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

3
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Vinales

Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Get outdoors at Cayo Jutias and Cueva del Palmarito. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vinales route planner.

Getting from Havana to Vinales by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Vinales, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Vinales

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get close to the beloved marine mammals with Delfinario, then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar, and then head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo day trip website.

Getting from Vinales to Cayo Guillermo by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In June in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Maria Aguilar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, then examine the collection at Romance Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with YuditVidalFaife, admire the sheer force of Vegas Grande Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Salto de Javira.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. July in Trinidad sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mal Tiempo, then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cayo Largo online trip maker.

Take a bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cayo Largo are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): make a trip to Ermita de Monserrate, have unforgettable encounters with ScubaLibre Varadero, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, and finally don't miss a visit to Parque Central. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos, don't miss a visit to Cueva de Ambrosio, then look for all kinds of wild species at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, and finally stroll through Varadero Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Varadero day trip planning site.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Largo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Varadero, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · 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.