17 days in Cuba Itinerary

17 days in Cuba Itinerary

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17 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
+3
taxi + train + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Havana
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sirena Beach and Playa Mal Tiempo. Get in touch with nature at Playa Paraiso and Sea Turtle Hatchery. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca Beach and identify plant and animal life at El Torreon Nursery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cayo Largo day trip planning tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cayo Largo is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In June, Cayo Largo is somewhat warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough 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
Playa Blanca Beach ©
Playa Blanca 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Blanco, kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and then see the interesting displays at House of Rum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, then explore the fascinating underground world of Saturno Cave, and then kick back and relax at Coral Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Varadero tour planner.

Fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ancon Beach and Playa Maria Aguilar. Get outdoors at Topes de Collantes and Valle de los Ingenios. Get out of town with these interesting Trinidad side-trips: Cienfuegos (Punta Gorda, Parque Jose Marti, & more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor and see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Trinidad trip planning website .

You can drive from Varadero to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Trinidad when traveling from Varadero in June, with lows around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Playa Maria Aguilar, Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios

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 29th (Sat): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, then stroll through Cayo Guillermo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo online day trip planner .

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. Traveling from Trinidad in June, Cayo Guillermo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

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

5
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
El Malecon and El Morro will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Maria del Mar and Playas de Este. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana tour itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Cayo Guillermo to Havana in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

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