20 days in Cuba Itinerary

20 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Varadero
— 4 nights
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Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
Bus
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Havana
— 8 nights
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Varadero

— 4 nights
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 (Cuevas de Bellamar, Pharmaceutical Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, tee off at Varadero Golf Club, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and steep yourself in history at Cueva de Ambrosio.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Varadero trip builder app.

Warsaw, Poland to Varadero is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Warsaw to Varadero. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Warsaw in May, with highs in Varadero at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 5:

Cayo Guillermo

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, get close to the beloved marine mammals with Delfinario, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Varadero to Cayo Guillermo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and car. In May, daily temperatures in Cayo Guillermo can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Trinidad

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni and then make a trip to Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle de los Ingenios, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Trinidad online journey planner.

You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Trinidad sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Cayo Largo

— 2 nights
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 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Blanca Beach and then kick back and relax at Sirena Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cayo Largo trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo takes 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cayo Largo are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

Havana

— 8 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

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, contemplate the long history of El Morro, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and don't miss a visit to El Capitolio.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Havana road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Cayo Largo to Havana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay May 11 — 19:

Cuba travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.