12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

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12 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Havana
— 6 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Porto

6
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, museums, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, contemplate the long history of El Morro, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Havana trip itinerary builder site .

Porto, Portugal to Havana is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to Havana, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto in March, expect nights in Havana to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

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.
On the 27th (Fri), appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mal Tiempo, then stroll through Sirena Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo trip app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Havana to Cayo Largo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Havana in March, Cayo Largo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle de Vinales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

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.
On the 29th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de los Ingenios, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, stroll through Ancon Beach, then examine the collection at Romance Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayo Largo to Trinidad. In March, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): walk around Josone Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and finally examine the collection at House of Rum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Varadero online trip planner .

You can drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in Varadero sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Josone Park ©
Josone Park
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno

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