8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba travel route planner

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Havana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vinales
— 1 night
Drive
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Matanzas
— 1 night
Drive
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Varadero
— 2 nights
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Havana

— 3 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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, and wander the streets of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana trip builder app.

Bogota, Colombia to Havana is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Havana: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Vinales

— 1 night
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 11th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Cayo Levisa. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback and then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales.

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You can drive from Havana to Vinales in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Vinales, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Matanzas.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Matanzas

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Though located near a popular tourist resort, Matanzas remains a relatively small town with a strong cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): have unforgettable encounters with Club ScubAzul, then examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum, and then Head underground at Cuevas de Bellamar.

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Traveling by car from Vinales to Matanzas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February in Matanzas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Matanzas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Varadero

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at House of Rum, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then stroll around Josone Park, and finally kick back and relax at Varadero Beach.

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Drive from Matanzas to Varadero in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Varadero sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.