15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Start: New York City
+4
Train + Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h 45 min
1
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h
3
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Havana
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Subway:  7 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 10- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, train, flight, and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Cayo Guillermo hover around 86°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

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 19th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Iznaga Tower, identify plant and animal life at Valle de los Ingenios, then view the masterpieces at Yudit Vidal Faife, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Topes de Collantes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Romance Museum, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, then kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Trinidad visit app.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in May, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Topes de Collantes, Trinidad de Cuba
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vinales (Horseback Riding Tours & Valle de Vinales). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mal Tiempo, head off the coast to Cayo Rico, and identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo trip itinerary maker app.

Take a bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo in 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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 24th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, walk around Josone Park, then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and finally examine the collection at House of Rum. On your second day here, get your bearings at Convention Center Plaza America, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Varadero travel planning site.

Fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Largo in May, Varadero is little chillier at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana trip maker site.

You can drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in Havana are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

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