8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

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Varadero
— 1 night
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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
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Trinidad
— 1 night
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Havana
— 3 nights

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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 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then stroll around Josone Park, and finally stroll through Varadero Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Varadero trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix, USA to Varadero is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Phoenix to Varadero, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Varadero is a bit warmer than Phoenix - with highs of 79°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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

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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.
On the 3rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sirena Beach, appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo online trip planner.

You can fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

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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 5th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ancon Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip planner.

Take a bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Cayo Largo in January since evenings lows in Trinidad dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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Havana

Havana ©

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: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Havana online trip maker.

Drive from Trinidad to Havana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Trinidad in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Havana, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Walking tours

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