10 days in Cuba Itinerary

10 days in Cuba Itinerary

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10 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Havana
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Cayo Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Varadero
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

4
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get in touch with nature at Playas de Este and Playa de Jibacoa. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Morro and El Malecon. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, look for gifts at Almacenes San Jose, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Havana trip itinerary website .

Washington DC, USA to Havana is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit warmer in Havana: highs are around 88°F and lows about 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Havana

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

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Playa de Jibacoa
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El Morro ©
El Morro
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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 3rd (Wed): stroll through Cayo Guillermo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Havana to Cayo Guillermo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. October in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cayo Santa Maria.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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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.
On the 4th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cayo Santa Maria, identify plant and animal life at Delfinario en Cayo Santa Maria, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Plaza La Estrella.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cayo Santa Maria travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cayo Guillermo to Cayo Santa Maria takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cayo Santa Maria can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

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Plaza La Estrella ©
Plaza La Estrella
Playa Cayo Santa Maria ©
Playa Cayo Santa Maria

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, then steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios, and finally don't miss a visit to Iznaga Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Trinidad attractions planner.

Getting from Cayo Santa Maria to Trinidad by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Museo de Historia Municipal ©
Museo de Historia Municipal

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Blanco, meet the residents at Delfinario, then hunt for treasures at Varadero Street Market, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve and then examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Varadero road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Varadero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cayo Blanco ©
Cayo Blanco
Pharmaceutical Museum ©
Pharmaceutical Museum

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