16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: Reykjavik
Fly + Drive:  19 h 15 min
1
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
2
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h 15 min
3
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Havana
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  13 h
End: Reykjavik

1
day
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.
On the 19th (Fri), head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo holiday maker tool.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is minus 5 hours. In July, Cayo Guillermo is much hotter than Reykjavik - with highs of 37°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

3
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.
Ancon Beach and Valle de los Ingenios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to El Nicho Waterfalls and Topes de Collantes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trinidad: Cienfuegos (Estatua de Benny More, Parque Jose Marti, &more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni, and see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip planner.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Paraiso and Sirena Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Punta Mal Tiempo and Playa Blanca Beach. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery and step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo trip maker app.

Getting from Trinidad to Cayo Largo by bus takes about 4 hours. In July in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Varadero Beach, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, and finally head outdoors with Parque de la Libertad. On your second day here, walk around Josone Park, then have a few drinks at Mi Casa Beatles, then examine the collection at House of Rum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayos Blancos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Varadero trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cayo Largo to Varadero takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Largo in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Varadero, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno

5
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get some cultural insight at Malecón of Havana and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and wander the streets of Callejon de Hamel.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Havana online travel 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 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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