8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to José Martí International Airport, Drive to Vinales
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Vinales
— 1 night
Drive
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Varadero
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
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Havana
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 16th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Vinales travel itinerary planner.

Sarnia, Canada to Vinales is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sarnia in July, things will get a bit warmer in Vinales: highs are around 38°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): walk around Josone Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, make a trip to Parque Central, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Varadero trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Varadero takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Varadero sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Topes de Collantes, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Trinidad travel route planner.

You can drive from Varadero to Trinidad in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Trinidad are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side 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: get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to Paseo del Prado, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Havana takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Havana, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Tours · 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.