15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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15 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
Drive + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Havana
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Varadero
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Bordeaux

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, museums, nightlife, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, make a trip to Revolution Plaza, contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Havana online tour planner .

Bordeaux, France to Havana is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bordeaux to Havana is minus 6 hours. In November, Havana is much warmer than Bordeaux - with highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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 19th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and finally walk around Josone Park.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Varadero road trip planner .

Drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Varadero sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

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

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 20th (Wed), kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso and then kick back and relax at Sirena Beach. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Cayo Largo vacation builder website .

Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Largo takes 3 hours. Traveling from Varadero in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cayo Largo, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Trinidad.

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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Trinidad: Cienfuegos (El Nicho Waterfalls & Parque Jose Marti) and Che Guevara Mausoleum (in Santa Clara). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, view the masterpieces at Yudit Vidal Faife, and shop like a local with Deustua Galeria Taller.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Trinidad holiday planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayo Largo to Trinidad. November in Trinidad sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Che Guevara Mausoleum, Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum

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 25th (Mon): stroll through Cayo Guillermo and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo online trip maker .

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. November in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

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

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