12 days in Havana & Varadero Itinerary

12 days in Havana & Varadero Itinerary

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12 days in Havana & Varadero Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13 h
1
Havana
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Varadero
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: London

6
nights
Havana

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Havana as well as Hc tours Havana. Take a break from the city and head to Sea Turtle Hatchery and Playa Paraiso. Get some historical perspective at Malecón of Havana and Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Havana: Las Terrazas Complex (in Las Terrazas) and Cayo Largo (Sirena Beach & El Torreon Nursery). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and stroll the grounds of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Havana online trip planner .

London, UK to Havana is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, expect Havana to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cayo Largo, Las Terrazas Complex
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

5
nights
Varadero

Varadero ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Matanzas (Cuevas de Bellamar, Parque de la Libertad, & more) and Cardenas Cathedral (in Cardenas). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Cueva de Ambrosio, and stroll through Coral Beach - Playa Coral.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Varadero trip itinerary maker website .

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 August, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Matanzas, Cardenas Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar

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