8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Havana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Trinidad
— 1 night
Drive
4
Vinales
— 1 night

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Havana

— 2 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.
Family-friendly places like Malecón of Havana and Paseo del Prado will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, take a stroll through Callejon de Hamel, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Havana route builder website.

Orlando, USA to Havana is an approximately 5-hour flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach, stroll around Josone Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cardenas Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cayos Blancos, then contemplate the long history of Cueva de Ambrosio, then see the interesting displays at House of Rum, and finally get your bearings at Convention Center Plaza America.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Varadero online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Trinidad fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Varadero to Trinidad takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Varadero in June since evenings lows in Trinidad dip to 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Trinidad

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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 13th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Vinales, then don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vinales tour planning website.

Getting from Trinidad to Vinales by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Trinidad in June since evenings lows in Vinales dip to 73°F.

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.