16 days in Cuba Itinerary

16 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Havana
— 5 nights
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Vinales
— 3 nights
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Cayo Largo
— 1 night
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Varadero
— 5 nights

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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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Old Havana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and contemplate the long history of El Morro.

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Oranjestad, Aruba to Havana is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oranjestad in December: high temperatures in Havana hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
El Morro ©
El Morro

3
nights
Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vinales: Cueva de los Portales (in San Diego de los Banos) and Cayo Jutias (in Minas de Matahambre). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, Head underground at Cuevas de Santo Tomas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vinales trip planner.

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. December in Vinales sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cueva de los Portales, Cayo Jutias
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Horseback Riding Tours

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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 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo online holiday builder.

Getting from Vinales to Cayo Largo by combination of bus and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cayo Largo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varadero: Matanzas (Puente de Bacunayagua, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Josone Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal Varadero, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Beach - Playa Coral.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Varadero trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Varadero by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Largo in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Varadero. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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