12 days in Cuba Itinerary

12 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paphos
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  23 h 15 min
1
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
3
Havana
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Holguin
— 1 day
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Paphos

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Varahicacos Ecological Reserve and Cueva de Ambrosio. Take a break from the city and head to Varadero Beach and Cuevas de Bellamar. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Varadero Street Market, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, look for gifts at Plaza Las Morlas, and play a few rounds at Varadero Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Varadero road trip planning site.

Paphos, Cyprus to Varadero is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Traveling from Paphos to Varadero, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, Varadero is somewhat warmer than Paphos - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Cuevas de Bellamar
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

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.
On the 4th (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mal Tiempo. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Sirena Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo travel planner.

Fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Varadero in November since evenings lows in Cayo Largo dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

5
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Explore hidden gems such as Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales and Piscolabis. Escape the urban bustle at Playa de Jibacoa and Santa Maria del Mar. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at El Morro, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, and wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Havana journey planner.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Havana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cayo Largo in November since evenings lows in Havana dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Holguin.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa de Jibacoa
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

1
day
Holguin

Holguin ©
Not overly touristy, Holguin offers a different perspective on Cuban life, standing as a major city that doesn't seek to commercialize its past or cover itself in all inclusive resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Guardalavaca Flea Market and then kick back and relax at Playa Esmeralda.

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Fly from Havana to Holguin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Holguin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Holguin

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Guardalavaca Flea Market
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Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda

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