17 days in Cuba Itinerary

17 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 4 nights
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Vinales
— 2 nights
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Varadero
— 2 nights
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Trinidad
— 3 nights
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night

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Havana

Havana ©

Rome of the Caribbean

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at El Morro, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Havana trip itinerary planning website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Havana is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Havana. In July, Havana is much hotter than Johannesburg - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

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Historic Walking Area
Malecón of Havana
3.9
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Must see
Walking tours
4.9

2
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): Head underground at Cueva del Indio, make a trip to Mural de la Prehistoria, and then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Vinales.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vinales trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Havana to Vinales by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
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Valle de Vinales
4.8
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.7

2
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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.
On the 9th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, then walk around Josone Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayos Blancos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at House of Rum, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then see the interesting displays at Pharmaceutical Museum, then get outside with Parque de la Libertad, and finally Head underground at Cuevas de Bellamar.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Varadero holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Varadero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Varadero, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Must see
Varadero Beach
4.7

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). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Topes de Collantes, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad day trip planning website.

Getting from Varadero to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Beach
Ancon Beach
3.8
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Landmark
Plaza Mayor
4.6

1
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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 14th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, and then stroll through Playa Pilar.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo journey maker site.

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 July in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Beach
Playa Pilar
4.5

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