7 days in Cuba Itinerary

7 days in Cuba Itinerary

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7 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Trinidad
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Toronto

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Coral Beach - Playa Coral, then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Mi Casa Beatles.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Varadero vacation builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Varadero is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Varadero hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cuevas de Bellamar
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar

2
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
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 16th (Wed): walk around Parque el Cubano, examine the collection at Romance Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni, and finally identify plant and animal life at Topes de Collantes. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Francisco de Asis, see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at Lazaro Niebla Gallery.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad travel route planner .

You can drive from Varadero to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes
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Parque el Cubano ©
Parque el Cubano
Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis

2
nights
Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo ©
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Paraiso and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cayo Largo day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Trinidad to Cayo Largo with the Route module. In December, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Vinales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery

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