15 days in Cuba Itinerary

15 days in Cuba Itinerary

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15 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Holguin
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Havana
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Taxi + Train + Taxi:  2 h
5
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h
End: Manchester

2
nights
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.
On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Guardalavaca Flea Market, then kick back and relax at Guardalavaca Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz).

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Holguin holiday planner.

Manchester, UK to Holguin is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Holguin is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in January: high temperatures in Holguin hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Holguin

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Guardalavaca Flea Market
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Guardalavaca Beach ©
Guardalavaca Beach
Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz) ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sirena Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Largo online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Holguin to Cayo Largo takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ambrosio Cave, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario, and then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Josone Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Saturno Cave, and then hunt for treasures at Varadero Street Market.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Varadero travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Varadero, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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, museums, nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, steep yourself in history at FINCA VIGÍA, make a trip to Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Havana tour planner.

Drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. January in Havana sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
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 27th (Sat): meet the residents at Delfinario and then kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cayo Guillermo travel planner.

Getting from Havana to Cayo Guillermo by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Havana in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cayo Guillermo, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Delfinario ©
Delfinario

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