17 days in Cuba Itinerary

17 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires
Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Havana
— 4 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Varadero
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Buenos Aires

4
nights
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: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to El Capitolio, pause for some photo ops at Neptune Statue, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Havana day trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Havana is an approximately 14.5- hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Havana. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in April: high temperatures in Havana hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Walking tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) ©

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.
Cayo Largo is known for beaches, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso, stroll through Punta Mal Tiempo, identify plant and animal life at El Torreon Nursery, and head off the coast to Cayo Rico.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo trip planner.

Fly from Havana to Cayo Largo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In April in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matanzas (Pharmaceutical Museum, Cuevas de Bellamar, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, stroll around Josone Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and have a few drinks at Mi Casa Beatles.

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You can fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cayo Largo in April since evenings lows in Varadero dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trinidad: Santa Clara (Che Guevara Mausoleum & Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado). There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, shop like a local with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, enjoy breathtaking views from Iznaga Tower, and contemplate the long history of Valle de los Ingenios.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip planner.

Drive from Varadero to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo trip maker.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Rocarena Climbing Center
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Rocarena Climbing Center ©
Rocarena Climbing Center

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