16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba Trip Planner

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Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive
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Havana
— 7 nights
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Varadero

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of Varadero with an excursion to Cuevas de Bellamar in Matanzas--about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayos Blancos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario, and Head underground at Cueva de Saturno.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Varadero vacation builder website.

Boston, USA to Varadero is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Boston in April; daily highs in Varadero reach 87°F and lows reach 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Cayo Guillermo

— 1 night
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 13th (Thu), kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo trip planning website.

Getting from Varadero to Cayo Guillermo by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Varadero in April since evenings lows in Cayo Guillermo dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Trinidad

— 2 nights
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): enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, then examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, and finally stroll through Valle de los Ingenios.

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Drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Trinidad are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Vinales

— 2 nights
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, then don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Vinales trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Vinales takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Vinales sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature
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Havana

— 7 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, steep yourself in history at El Morro, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana road trip site.

You can drive from Vinales to Havana in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in April, and nighttime lows around 67°F. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Cuba travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.