22 days in Cuba Itinerary

22 days in Cuba Itinerary

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22 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Thessaloniki
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Varadero
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
3
Havana
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Vinales
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Trinidad
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
6
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Thessaloniki

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Varadero: Matanzas (Pharmaceutical Museum, Cuevas de Bellamar, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, delve into the distant past at Cueva de Ambrosio, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, and stroll through Coral Beach - Playa Coral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Varadero trip website.

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. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Thessaloniki to Varadero due to the time zone difference. In Ιουλίου, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Sirena Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Rico, and then kick back and relax at Playa Mal Tiempo.

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Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Largo takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in Αυγούστου, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

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

8
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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Havana trip site.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana in 1.5 hours. Αυγούστου in Havana sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Walking tours

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Vinales

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vinales: La Catedral de Pinar del Rio (Catedral de San Rosendo) (in Pinar del Rio) and Cayo Jutias (in Minas de Matahambre). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Vinales tour planning site.

You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in Αυγούστου, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pinar del Rio, Cayo Jutias, Cayo Levisa
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Cayo Jutias ©
Cayo Jutias
Cayo Levisa ©
Cayo Levisa

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trinidad: Santa Clara (Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, Che Guevara Mausoleum, &more) and Cienfuegos (Punta Gorda, Parque Jose Marti, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Trinidad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In Αυγούστου, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Santa Clara, Topes de Collantes
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Che Guevara Mausoleum ©
Che Guevara Mausoleum

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.
On the 19th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, then stroll through Cayo Guillermo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in Αυγούστου, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

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

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