14 days in Havana & Varadero Itinerary

14 days in Havana & Varadero Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Havana
— 5 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 8 nights
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Havana

— 5 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: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Plaza de Armas, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Havana trip planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Havana is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST) is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in August, with highs in Havana at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Varadero

— 8 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Puente de Bacunayagua, &more) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). There's much more to do: stroll through Varadero Beach, get advice or help at Convention Center Plaza America, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario, and tee off at Varadero Golf Club.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Varadero visit planning tool.

You can drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips