15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Havana
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Bus
5
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
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Havana

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Camera Obscura. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, steep yourself in history at El Morro, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Havana road trip planning site.

Manchester, UK to Havana is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Havana. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Havana to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

Vinales

— 2 nights
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): Head underground at Cuevas de Santo Tomas and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, Head underground at Palenque de los Cimarrones, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Vinales road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vinales are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Club ScubAzul and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Varahicacos Ecological Reserve and Varadero Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Cuevas de Bellamar (in Matanzas) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, don't miss a visit to Parque Central, and explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Varadero journey planner.

Getting from Vinales to Varadero by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May in Varadero, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, then kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cayo Largo trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Largo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

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 1st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, then admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Cubano, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, then get a dose of the wild on Trinidad Sightseeing, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip app.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Cayo Guillermo

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, kick back and relax at Playa Pilar, and then stroll through Cayo Guillermo.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Trinidad in June since evenings lows in Cayo Guillermo dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

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.