8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Varadero
— 1 night
Fly
2
Cayo Largo
— 1 night
Bus
3
Havana
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Vinales
— 1 night
Bus to La Habana, Fly to Toronto

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tour Cuba, Cuba Excursions - Day Tours and Cuban Compass Tours. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): squeeze the most out of the city with Cuban Compass Tours, then get outside with Cuba Excursions - Day Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tour Cuba, and finally examine the collection at House of Rum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Varadero travel itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Varadero is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get much warmer in Varadero: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Cayo Largo

— 1 night
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 31st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Largo trip itinerary 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 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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: make a trip to Malecón of Havana, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), contemplate the long history of El Morro, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Havana day trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Cayo Largo to Havana in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Havana when traveling from Cayo Largo in January, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vinales online trip planner.

Getting from Havana to Vinales by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vinales

Parks · Nature

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.