18 days in Havana & Varadero Itinerary

18 days in Havana & Varadero Itinerary

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18 days in Havana & Varadero Itinerary

Start: Havana
1
Havana
— 14 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Varadero
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Havana

14
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Change things up with these side-trips from Havana: Las Terrazas Complex (in Las Terrazas) and Cayo Largo (Playa Paraiso, Sirena Beach, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are José Martí International Airport, Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport and Vilo Acuña International Airport. November in Havana sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayo Largo, Espiritu Santo Church (Iglesia Del Espiritu Santo), Las Terrazas Complex
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Walking tours

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): walk around Josone Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, and finally examine the collection at House of Rum. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario, steep yourself in history at Cueva de Ambrosio, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayos Blancos, and finally Head underground at Cuevas de Bellamar.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Varadero trip planner.

Drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Matanzas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Josone Park ©
Josone Park
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno

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