18 days in Cuba Itinerary

18 days in Cuba Itinerary

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18 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana
Fly:  22 h
1
Havana
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Trinidad
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cienfuegos
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Varadero
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h 45 min
End: Ljubljana

4
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Malecon and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Jibacoa and Playas de Este. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of El Morro, take a stroll through Vedado, stroll the grounds of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), and admire the landmark architecture of Havana Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Havana holiday planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Havana is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ljubljana to Havana due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ljubljana in August, expect Havana to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa de Jibacoa
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Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cayo Rico and Sea Turtle Hatchery. Get in touch with nature at Playa Paraiso and Sirena Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo trip planner.

Getting from Havana to Cayo Largo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

5
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.
Get outdoors at Topes de Collantes and Ancon Beach. Horseback Riding Tours and Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Francisco de Asis, examine the collection at Museo de Arquitectura Colonial, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Trinidad travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Trinidad by bus takes about 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sancti Spiritus, Topes de Collantes
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis

2
nights
Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos ©
The city of Cienfuegos sits in a scenic natural bay, attracting visitors from across the country and further afield since its establishment in the early 19th century.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip to Parque Jose Marti, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario de Cienfuegos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rancho Luna Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Guanaroca Lagoon, wander the streets of Punta Gorda, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cienfuegos trip planner.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Cienfuegos sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rancho Luna Beach ©
Rancho Luna Beach
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Guanaroca Lagoon ©
Guanaroca Lagoon

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Ambrosio Cave, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stroll through Coral Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach and then play a few rounds at Varadero Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Varadero travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Varadero takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

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

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