14 days in Cuba Itinerary

14 days in Cuba Itinerary

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14 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  18​h
1
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Trinidad
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Havana
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Santiago de Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cueva de Ambrosio and Mi Casa Beatles. Visit Varadero Beach and Coral Beach - Playa Coral for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Varadero with a short trip to Cuevas de Bellamar in Matanzas, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, play a few rounds at Varadero Golf Club, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Varadero day trip tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Varadero is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Tel Aviv in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Varadero: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cuevas de Bellamar
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Parque el Cubano, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, and then take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, then examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, and finally don't miss a visit to Ruinas de Ingenio San Isidro de los Destiladeros.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Trinidad trip planner .

Getting from Varadero to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes
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Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Parque el Cubano ©
Parque el Cubano

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 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mal Tiempo. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Largo online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trinidad to Cayo Largo. March in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Malecón of Havana and Castillo de la Real Fuerza. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, contemplate the long history of Finca Vigía, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read our Havana trip maker site .

Getting from Cayo Largo to Havana by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Havana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago de Cuba.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana

2
nights
Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba ©
Santiago de Cuba has taken almost as much influence from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it has from Havana, distilling a concoction of cultures to create a city with a distinct identity.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca, visit a coastal fixture at Faro del Morro, then cruise along La Gran Piedra (The Big Rock), and finally make a trip to Casa Museo Granjita de Siboney. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, and then walk around Cespedes Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Santiago de Cuba trip planner .

Fly from Havana to Santiago de Cuba in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Havana in March since evenings lows in Santiago de Cuba dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia

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