8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip builder

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Fly
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Havana
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Clara
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
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Varadero
— 1 night
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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, don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana day trip app.

Dallas, USA to Havana is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Havana. In June, daily temperatures in Havana can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Santa Clara

— 1 night
The scene of one of the most dramatic battles of the Cuban Revolution, Santa Clara today possesses a youthful feel and a reputation for progressive thought.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, appreciate the history behind Statue of Che Guevara Holding a Child, then make a trip to Teatro La Caridad, then appreciate the history behind Che Guevara Mausoleum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Israeli Cemetery of the Hebrew Community of Santa Clara.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Clara trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Havana to Santa Clara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Santa Clara sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Historic Sites

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 30th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Guillermo, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Clara to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. In June in Cayo Guillermo, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal.

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Traveling by car from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Trinidad when traveling from Cayo Guillermo in June, with lows around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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 2nd (Fri): stroll around Josone Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Varadero travel planner.

Drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Cuba travel guide

4.4
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.