15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
1
Havana
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Varadero
— 2 nights
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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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, steep yourself in history at Revolution Plaza Havana, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Havana itinerary builder website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Havana is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in January; daily highs in Havana reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Havana

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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 7th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Guillermo, get close to the beloved marine mammals with Delfinario, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Guillermo road trip website.

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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Havana in January since evenings lows in Cayo Guillermo dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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 8th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower, stroll through Valle de los Ingenios, examine the collection 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, get a dose of the wild on Trinidad Sightseeing, and then take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Trinidad when traveling from Cayo Guillermo in January, with lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cayo Largo: Vinales (Jardin Botanico de Vinales, Valle de Vinales, &more). On the 11th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mal Tiempo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Trinidad in January, Cayo Largo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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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 13th (Wed), meet some fierce fish with ScubaLibre Varadero, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and then walk around Josone Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero planning tool.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Varadero by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Varadero when traveling from Cayo Largo in January, with lows around 19°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Cuba travel guide

4.3
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.