13 days in Cuba Itinerary

13 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Thessaloniki
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Varadero
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
2
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
4
Havana
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Train + Taxi:  2 h
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Thessaloniki

1
day
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 11th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Varadero day trip planner.

Thessaloniki, Greece to Varadero is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Thessaloniki to Varadero is minus 7 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, stroll through Valle de los Ingenios, then examine the collection at Colonial Architecture Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo and then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip website.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

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Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo
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Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Museo de Historia Municipal ©
Museo de Historia Municipal

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 14th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cayo Largo trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo takes 4 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 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

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Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playas de Este and Santa Maria del Mar. Get a sense of the local culture at Malecón of Havana and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Havana trip itinerary app.

Fly from Cayo Largo to Havana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cayo Guillermo.

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Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi from Havana to Cayo Guillermo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Cayo Guillermo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo

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