22 days in Cuba Itinerary

22 days in Cuba Itinerary

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22 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Cayo Guillermo
— 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
— 7 nights
5
Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Toronto

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.
On the 8th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Rocarena Climbing Center and then identify plant and animal life at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo visit site .

Toronto, Canada to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Cayo Guillermo to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

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.
Relax by the water at Ancon Beach and Playa Maria Aguilar. Change things up with these side-trips from Trinidad: Che Guevara Mausoleum (in Santa Clara) and Cienfuegos (Parque Jose Marti, Ferrer Palace, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad tour itinerary builder app .

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. March in Trinidad sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Che Guevara Mausoleum, Topes de Collantes, Playa Maria Aguilar
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa Paraiso and Playa Mal Tiempo. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, stroll through Playa Blanca Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cayo Largo trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Trinidad to Cayo Largo with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Playa Blanca Beach ©
Playa Blanca Beach

7
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Relax by the water at Santa Maria del Mar and Playas de Este. Change things up with a short trip to Las Terrazas Complex in Las Terrazas (about 1h 25 min away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Malecon, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, and contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Havana online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in March, Havana is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Las Terrazas Complex
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Santa Maria del Mar ©
Santa Maria del Mar

2
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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 24th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Jutias. On the next day, make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, then head off the coast to Cayo Levisa, and then experience rural life at Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Vinales trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayo Levisa, Alejandro Robaina Tobacco Plantation, Cayo Jutias
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Cayo Levisa ©
Cayo Levisa

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Varadero Beach and Cayo Blanco. Get out of town with these interesting Varadero side-trips: Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar & Pharmaceutical Museum). There's lots more to do: Head underground at Saturno Cave, observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario, examine the collection at House of Rum, and stroll through Coral Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Varadero online travel route planner .

Getting from Vinales to Varadero by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Varadero are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos
Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral

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