20 days in Cuba Itinerary

20 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Fly
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Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Bus
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Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Santa Clara
— 1 night
Drive
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Havana
— 6 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego de los Banos
— 1 night
Drive to José Martí International Airport, Fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matanzas (Pharmaceutical Museum & Parque de la Libertad) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, see the interesting displays at House of Rum, get your bearings at Convention Center Plaza America, and walk around Josone Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Varadero trip tool.

New Delhi, India to Varadero is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Varadero is minus 10.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Varadero to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll through Playa Paraiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cayo Largo trip planner.

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cayo Largo, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cienfuegos (Poco Bonito, Parque Jose Marti, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios, and kick back and relax at Ancon Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo trip planner.

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. In December, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

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Santa Clara

The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
On the 10th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then walk around Parque Leoncio Vidal, then appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Santa Clara online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cayo Guillermo to Santa Clara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Santa Clara, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

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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: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Havana itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Clara to Havana takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Havana, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

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Vinales

Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 17th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Levisa, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Vinales.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vinales trip planner.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego de los Banos.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

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San Diego de los Banos

On the 19th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Cueva de los Portales.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego de los Banos road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vinales to San Diego de los Banos takes 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in San Diego de los Banos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego de los Banos

Museums
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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.