21 days in Cuba Itinerary

21 days in Cuba Itinerary

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21 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Trinidad
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Varadero
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Havana
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Miami, Florida

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 11th (Wed): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo online trip builder .

Miami, USA to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. December in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

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

4
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 (Parque Jose Marti, Punta Gorda, & more) and Santa Clara (Che Guevara Mausoleum & Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude 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, you can read our Trinidad tour 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 slightly colder evenings in Trinidad when traveling from Cayo Guillermo in December, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Topes de Collantes, San Luis Valley, Trinidad de Cuba
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes

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.
Explore Varadero's surroundings by going to Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Pharmaceutical Museum, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Varadero Beach, delve into the distant past at Cueva de Ambrosio, stroll around Josone Park, and get outside with Cienaga de Zapata.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Varadero tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Varadero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Varadero sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vinales: Cayo Jutias (in Minas de Matahambre) and Cayo Largo (Sea Turtle Hatchery, Sirena Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, step off the mainland to explore Cayo Levisa, and Head underground at Cueva del Palmarito.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Vinales online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Varadero to Vinales takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Vinales, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cayo Largo, Cayo Jutias, Cayo Levisa, Cueva del Palmarito
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

8
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, museums, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

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You can drive from Vinales to Havana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Havana sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo)
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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