17 days in Cuba Itinerary

17 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires
Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Havana
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Varadero
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Buenos Aires

4
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), steep yourself in history at Revolution Plaza Havana, and pause for some photo ops at Neptune Statue.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Havana trip itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Havana is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, Havana is somewhat warmer than Buenos Aires - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

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

2
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, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso, stroll through Punta Mal Tiempo, identify plant and animal life at El Torreon Nursery, and head off the coast to Cayo Rico.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo trip planner.

Fly from Havana to Cayo Largo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In April in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

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

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matanzas (Pharmaceutical Museum, Cuevas de Bellamar, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, stroll around Josone Park, stroll through Cayos Blancos, and get advice or help at Convention Center Plaza America.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Varadero trip planner.

Fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cayo Largo in April since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Josone Park ©
Josone Park
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trinidad: Santa Clara (Che Guevara Mausoleum & Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Iznaga Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Trinidad online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Clara, Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo trip maker.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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