22 days in Cuba Itinerary

22 days in Cuba Itinerary

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22 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Vinales
— 2 nights
6
Havana
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get your game on at Rocarena Climbing Center and then identify plant and animal life at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Pilar, stroll through Cayo Guillermo, and then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo trip site .

Nassau, Bahamas to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cayo Coco
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Rocarena Climbing Center ©
Rocarena Climbing Center

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 (Poco Bonito, Punta Gorda, & more) and Che Guevara Mausoleum (in Santa Clara). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum, steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios, and take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Trinidad online trip builder .

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. September in Trinidad sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Topes de Collantes, Trinidad de Cuba, Che Guevara Mausoleum
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum

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: kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at El Torreon Nursery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cayo Largo trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trinidad to Cayo Largo. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Varadero.

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Varadero: Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Pharmaceutical Museum, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, walk around Josone Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario.

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

Getting from Cayo Largo to Varadero by flight takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Varadero, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vinales.

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
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

2
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Jutias, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Cuevas de Santo Tomas, head off the coast to Cayo Levisa, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Palmarito.

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Getting from Varadero to Vinales by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Vinales are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayo Levisa, Cueva del Palmarito, Cayo Jutias
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Cayo Levisa ©
Cayo Levisa

7
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 classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to El Malecon, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Havana day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Havana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Havana are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo)
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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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