13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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13 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Rethymnon, Crete
Shuttle + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Havana
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Varadero
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  20​h 45​min
End: Rethymnon, Crete

5
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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Havana road trip planning tool .

Rethymnon, Greece to Havana is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Rethymnon, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Havana, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and finally stroll around Josone Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Varadero sightseeing website .

You can drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. February in Varadero sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayos Blancos
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Josone Park ©
Josone Park
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos

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 15th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Mal Tiempo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

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You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3 hours. Traveling from Varadero in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cayo Largo, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cayo Largo to Trinidad. In February, daytime highs in Trinidad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios

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.
On the 18th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, then kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, and then stroll through Playa Pilar. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Rocarena Climbing Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo driving holiday site .

You can drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayo Coco
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Birdwatching with Paulino Lopez Delgado ©

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