12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

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12 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  26 h
1
Cayo Guillermo
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Train + Taxi + Fly:  2 h
2
Havana
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Varadero
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  25 h
End: Jeddah

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cayo Guillermo and then head off the coast to Isla Media Luna.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo itinerary builder.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Cayo Guillermo, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Jeddah, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cayo Guillermo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) 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
Cayo Media Luna ©
Cayo Media Luna

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, contemplate the long history of El Morro, don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cayo Guillermo to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Havana when traveling from Cayo Guillermo in December, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough 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 Havana ©
Old Havana

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll through Varadero Beach and then stroll through Josone Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Varadero travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Varadero are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

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

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