17 days in Cuba Itinerary

17 days in Cuba Itinerary

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17 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Cayo Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
5
Havana
— 7 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Ljubljana

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 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo vacation builder.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Cayo Guillermo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in February, things will get much warmer in Cayo Guillermo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cayo Santa Maria.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

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

1
night
Cayo Santa Maria

Cayo Santa Maria ©
An island off Cuba's north central coast, Cayo Santa Maria has become known for its long sandy beaches and all inclusive resorts.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): browse the different shops at Plaza La Estrella.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cayo Santa Maria itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Cayo Santa Maria in 4 hours. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in February, plan for little chillier nights in Cayo Santa Maria, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Santa Maria

Shopping
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Plaza La Estrella ©
Plaza La Estrella

3
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.
Visiting Varadero Beach and Saturno Cave will get you outdoors. Visit Cayo Blanco and Coral Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Varadero Street Market, contemplate the long history of Ambrosio Cave, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Josone Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Varadero vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cayo Santa Maria to Varadero takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cayos Blancos
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa mal tiempo and then kick back and relax at Playa Blanca Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Largo takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Cayo Largo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Havana.

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Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Punta Mal Tiempo ©
Punta Mal Tiempo

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nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
You'll get in some beach time at Playas de Este and Santa Maria del Mar (Santa Maria Beach). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Morro and Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Malecon, stop by Almacenes San Jose, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, and contemplate the long history of Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Havana trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in February, plan for little chillier nights in Havana, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

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