8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Havana
— 4 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 1 night
Drive
3
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Bus to Iberostar Mojito, Fly to Toronto

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Havana

— 4 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: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Havana trip itinerary builder website.

Toronto, Canada to Havana is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Havana to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Varadero

— 1 night
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), meet the residents at Delfinario, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and finally stroll around Josone Park.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Varadero holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Varadero are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Trinidad

— 1 night
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 4th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Topes de Collantes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ancon Beach, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Trinidad online holiday builder.

Getting from Varadero to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Trinidad, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Cayo Guillermo

— 1 night
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 5th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pilar.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cayo Guillermo trip builder website.

Getting from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Trinidad in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Cayo Guillermo, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

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.