11 days in Cuba Itinerary

11 days in Cuba Itinerary

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11 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Train + Taxi + Fly:  2 h
2
Havana
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Varadero
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Brussels

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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Guillermo and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo vacation planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Cayo Guillermo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect Cayo Guillermo to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo

6
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, sightseeing, museums, nightlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Malecon, wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Havana itinerary maker.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Havana by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

1
night
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 11th (Mon), kick back and relax at Cayo Blanco and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Delfinario, tour the pleasant surroundings at Josone Park, then Head underground at Saturno Cave, and finally make a trip to Parque Central.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Varadero travel planner.

You can drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cayos Blancos
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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