11 days in Cuba Itinerary

11 days in Cuba Itinerary

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11 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  10 h 15 min
1
Varadero
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Havana
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Municipal Varadero, admire the masterpieces at Mi Casa Beatles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Elvira, then don't miss a visit to Parque Central, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Varadero trip itinerary maker website.

Detroit, USA to Varadero is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, Varadero is warmer than Detroit - with highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Museo Municipal Varadero ©
Museo Municipal Varadero
Iglesia Santa Elvira ©
Iglesia Santa Elvira
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, then make a trip to Church of the Holy Trinity, then take in the exciting artwork at Basso Art & Souvenir Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Cerro de la Vigia.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip app.

Drive from Varadero to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Trinidad

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Galerie D'Art Calleyro ©
Galerie D'Art Calleyro
Colonial Architecture Museum ©
Colonial Architecture Museum
Cerro de la Vigia ©
Cerro de la Vigia

6
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Castillo de la Real Fuerza. When in Havana, make a side trip to see Las Terrazas Complex in Las Terrazas, approximately Las Terrazas away. The adventure continues: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take a stroll through Vedado, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, and visit Central Havana.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Havana tour planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Havana takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Havana, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

Museums Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Las Terrazas Complex
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Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum ©
Taquechel Pharmacy Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at El Torreon Nursery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mal Tiempo.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Havana to Cayo Largo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cayo Largo when traveling from Havana in March, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo
Cayo Rico ©
Cayo Rico

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