20 days in Cuba Itinerary

20 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 5 nights
2
Varadero
— 5 nights
3
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
4
Trinidad
— 2 nights
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 3 nights

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5
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Taquechel Pharmacy Museum. You'll explore and learn at Museo Napoleonico and Museo de la Farmacia Habanera. Change things up with a short trip to Playa de Jibacoa in Santa Cruz del Norte (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at Revolution Plaza Havana, stop by Vedado, and make a trip to Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Havana trip website.

London, UK to Havana is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in December, things will get much warmer in Havana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

5
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Varadero

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cueva de Ambrosio and Iglesia Santa Elvira are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Varadero Beach and Cuevas de Bellamar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varadero: Matanzas (Club ScubAzul, Callejon de las Tradiciones, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, walk around Josone Park, see the interesting displays at House of Rum, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Oscar Maria de Rojas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Varadero road trip planner.

Getting from Havana to Varadero by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. January in Varadero sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Club ScubAzul ©
Club ScubAzul
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio

3
nights
Cayo Largo

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Paraiso and Sea Turtle Hatchery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Punta Mal Tiempo and Playa Blanca Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, identify plant and animal life at El Torreon Nursery, and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Largo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

2
nights
Trinidad

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Trinidad Sightseeing, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with YuditVidalFaife. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, get a tailor-made plan with Gio's Cuba Photo Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Deustua Galeria Taller.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Trinidad road trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Trinidad, with lows around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Trinidad Sightseeing ©
Trinidad Sightseeing
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach

3
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Cayo Guillermo

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Pilar and Cayo Guillermo. Step off the beaten path and head to Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center and Acuavida Spa Talaso. Take a break from Cayo Guillermo with a short trip to Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado in Cayo Coco, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo online trip itinerary maker.

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. Traveling from Trinidad in January, plan for little chillier nights in Cayo Guillermo, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

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