22 days in Cuba Itinerary

22 days in Cuba Itinerary

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22 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Nice
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Havana
— 8 nights
2
Vinales
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Nice

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, museums, nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Malecon, contemplate the long history of El Morro, make a trip to El Capitolio, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Havana trip planning site .

Nice, France to Havana is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Nice to Havana, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nice in July, expect nights in Havana to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Palenque de los Cimarrones, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Cayo Levisa and then stroll through Cayo Jutias.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Vinales trip builder .

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cayo Jutias, Cayo Levisa
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Cayo Levisa ©
Cayo Levisa

3
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). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, admire the masterpieces at Mi Casa Beatles, stroll through Cayo Blanco, and meet the residents at Delfinario.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Varadero holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Vinales to Varadero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

3
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, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso, kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and head off the coast to Cayo Rico.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Varadero to Cayo Largo by flight takes about 3 hours. August in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Cayo Rico ©
Cayo Rico

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: Parque Jose Marti (in Cienfuegos) and Che Guevara Mausoleum (in Santa Clara). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, stroll through Ancon Beach, view the masterpieces at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Trinidad trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cayo Largo to Trinidad. In August, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque Jose Marti, Che Guevara Mausoleum, Topes de Collantes
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head off the coast to Cayo Media Luna, then kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo trip planning website .

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. In August in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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

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