15 days in Cuba, Mexico & Belize Itinerary

15 days in Cuba, Mexico & Belize Itinerary

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15 days in Cuba, Mexico & Belize Itinerary

Start: Uberlandia, Brazil
Fly + Drive:  23 h
1
Varadero, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Havana, Cuba
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 45 min
3
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  4 h
4
Belize City, Belize
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h
End: Uberlandia, Brazil

2
nights
Varadero, Cuba

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cueva de Saturno and Coral Beach - Playa Coral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cayos Blancos and Varadero Golf Club. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio, stroll around Josone Park, don't miss a visit to Parque Central, and pause for some photo ops at Crab Monument.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Varadero trip maker website .

Uberlandia, Brazil to Varadero is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Uberlandia in Abril, plan for a bit warmer days in Varadero, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

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Side Trips

Cayos Blancos, Crab Monument
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Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno

4
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
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 Playa Paraiso and Sea Turtle Hatchery. Take a break from the city and head to Sirena Beach and Playas de Este. Next up on the itinerary: visit Fusterlandia, contemplate the long history of Finca Vigía, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Havana trip planner.

Getting from Varadero to Havana by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in Abril, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in Havana

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Largo
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

5
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen ©
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Delfines and La Playa Xpuha. Discover out-of-the-way places like Off-Road Tours and Climbing Tours. Explore Playa del Carmen's surroundings by going to Gran Cenote (in Tulum), Cancun (Mayan Museum of Cancun & Scorpion’s Temple) and Cozumel (Columbia Reef & Palancar Reef). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Diseno Visual Boutique Handmade, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Havana to Playa del Carmen in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and ferry. In Abril, daytime highs in Playa del Carmen are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Belize City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cancun, Tulum, Cozumel, Scuba & Snorkeling, La Playa Xpuha
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La Playa Xpuha ©
La Playa Xpuha
Palancar Reef ©
Palancar Reef
Columbia Reef ©
Columbia Reef

1
night
Belize City, Belize

Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
On the 28th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Luba Garifuna Cultural Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, and then appreciate the history behind The Belize Sign Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Belize City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Belize City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to Belize City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in Abril, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Belize City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Belize City

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
The Belize Sign Monument ©
The Belize Sign Monument

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