16 days in Cuba & Mexico Itinerary

16 days in Cuba & Mexico Itinerary

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16 days in Cuba & Mexico Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Varadero, Cuba
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Cayo Largo, Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
4
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
6
Chichen Itza, Mexico
— 1 day
7
Tulum, Mexico
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  19​h
End: Cairo, Egypt


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1
day
Cayo Guillermo, Cuba

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 11th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pilar.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cayo Guillermo day trip planning website .

Cairo, Egypt to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cairo to Cayo Guillermo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in June, you will find days in Cayo Guillermo are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

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

1
day
Varadero, Cuba

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 12th (Wed): walk around Josone Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santa Elvira, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Varadero itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Cayo Guillermo to Varadero in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 25°C in Varadero. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Iglesia Santa Elvira ©
Iglesia Santa Elvira
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

2
nights
Cayo Largo, Cuba

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 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sirena Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Blanca Beach and then stroll through Playa Mal Tiempo.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo trip planning app .

Fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3 hours. In June in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach
Playa Blanca Beach ©
Playa Blanca Beach

3
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get some historical perspective at El Malecon and Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Havana, stroll through Santa Maria del Mar, wander the streets of Callejon de Hamel, and steep yourself in history at El Morro.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Havana road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana in 1.5 hours. In June in Havana, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches
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El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

3
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Zona Arqueologica Teotihuacan and Zocalo. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, get a sense of history and politics at National Palace (Palacio Nacional), explore the world behind art at Cultural Center and Contemporary Art Museum, and take a stroll through Colonia Roma.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mexico City holiday app .

You can fly from Havana to Mexico City in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Cuba Standard Time (CST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Mexico City is slightly colder than Havana - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chichen Itza.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Colonia Roma, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Zocalo ©
Zocalo
Museo del Templo Mayor ©
Museo del Templo Mayor

1
day
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza ©
Featuring the largest archeological site of the ancient Mayan civilization, Chichen Itza remains one of the most visited tourist destinations in Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Cenote Ik kil, explore the ancient world of La Iglesia, delve into the distant past at Plataforma de Venus, delve into the distant past at Chichen Itza, then delve into the distant past at Las Monjas, and finally delve into the distant past at The Ossuary.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chichen Itza sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mexico City to Chichen Itza takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Mexico City, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Chichen Itza, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Tulum.

Things to do in Chichen Itza

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chichen Itza ©
Chichen Itza
Temple of the Bearded Man ©
Temple of the Bearded Man
The Ossuary ©
The Ossuary

3
nights
Tulum, Mexico

Tulum ©
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
Popular historic sites such as Tulum Archaeological Site and Las Pinturas are in your itinerary. Step out of Tulum with an excursion to Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá in Coba--about 48 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Sun) at Xel-Ha. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach and explore the fascinating underground world of Gran Cenote.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Tulum trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Chichen Itza to Tulum in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chichen Itza in June, things will get slightly colder in Tulum: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulum

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife

Side Trips

Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá, Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret
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Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá ©
Cobá Zona Arqueológica Cobá
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret ©
Xel-Ha Park by Xcaret

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