20 days in Cuba Itinerary

20 days in Cuba Itinerary

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20 days in Cuba Itinerary

Warsaw
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Varadero
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Cayo Guillermo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Trinidad
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Havana
— 8 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Warsaw

4
days
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.
Explore Varadero's surroundings by going to Matanzas (Cayo Blanco, Bellamar Caves, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, stroll through Josone Park, contemplate the long history of Ambrosio Cave, and explore the fascinating underground world of Saturno Cave.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Varadero holiday planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Varadero is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Warsaw to Varadero, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Warsaw in May, with highs in Varadero at 35°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Saturno Cave ©
Saturno Cave
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

1
day
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 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Guillermo, meet the residents at Delfinario de Cayo Guillermo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Guillermo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo
Delfinario ©
Delfinario

2
days
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.
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. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, then steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Trinidad travel planner.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Valle de los Ingenios ©
Valle de los Ingenios

2
days
Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stroll through Playa Paraiso. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Blanca Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Largo vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo takes 4 hours. May in Cayo Largo sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Havana.

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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

9
days
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, sightseeing, nightlife, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Malecon, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, contemplate the long history of FINCA VIGÍA, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Havana travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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El Malecon ©
El Malecon
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Plaza de la Catedral
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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