16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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16 days in Cuba Itinerary

Boston
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Varadero
— 3 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Havana
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
Boston

3
days
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Varadero: Matanzas (Cayo Blanco & Bellamar Caves). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, examine the collection at House of Rum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Varadero itinerary maker.

Boston, USA to Varadero is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Boston in April; daily highs in Varadero reach 87°F and lows reach 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Cayo Guillermo.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Matanzas
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Varadero Beach
Saturno Cave
Josone Park

1
day
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 13th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo tour planner.

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Guillermo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

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Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba, then examine the collection at Trinidad Architecture Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de los Ingenios.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Trinidad online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Trinidad de Cuba
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Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor
Valle de los Ingenios

2
days
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 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Vinales. On the next day, appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vinales trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Trinidad to Vinales by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Havana.

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Jardin Botanico de Vinales
Mural de la Prehistoria
Cueva del Indio

7
days
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, sightseeing, nightlife, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Este, get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, and contemplate the long history of El Morro.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Havana tour planner.

Getting from Vinales to Havana by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Havana are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Havana

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El Malecon
Plaza de la Catedral
Old Havana

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