8 days in Havana, Matanzas & Varadero Itinerary

8 days in Havana, Matanzas & Varadero Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba holiday planner

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Havana
— 4 nights
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Matanzas
— 1 night
Drive
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Varadero
— 2 nights
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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, steep yourself in history at Revolution Plaza Havana, get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Havana tour planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Havana is an approximately 9-hour flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bogota in February: high temperatures in Havana hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Matanzas.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Matanzas

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Though located near a popular tourist resort, Matanzas remains a relatively small town with a strong cultural heritage.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Bellamar.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Matanzas holiday planning tool.

Getting from Havana to Matanzas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Matanzas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · 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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Varadero road trip planner.

Drive from Matanzas to Varadero in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Varadero, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums