15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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15 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Havana
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): walk around Josone Park, then Head underground at Saturno Cave, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ermita de Monserrate, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Blanco.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Varadero travel itinerary planner .

Newark, USA to Varadero is an approximately 10-hour flight. July in Varadero sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trinidad: Cienfuegos (Parque Jose Marti & El Nicho Waterfalls) and Che Guevara Mausoleum (in Santa Clara). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad driving holiday planner.

Getting from Varadero to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Topes de Collantes, Che Guevara Mausoleum
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
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.
Cayo Largo is known for beaches, wildlife, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mal Tiempo, head off the coast to Cayo Rico, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo online route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trinidad to Cayo Largo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

5
nights
Havana

Havana ©
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, museums, nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to El Malecon, contemplate the long history of Revolution Plaza, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
El Morro ©
El Morro

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