8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

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8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Varadero
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 15 min
3
Havana
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Cueva de Ambrosio, enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then stroll around Josone Park, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Delfinario.

Plan trip to Varadero with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Detroit, USA to Varadero is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in Varadero at 90°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Cayo Rico, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and then kick back and relax at Sirena Beach.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Varadero to Cayo Largo by flight takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Valle de Vinales
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

4
nights
Havana

Havana ©
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: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, steep yourself in history at El Morro, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Havana journey builder.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cayo Largo to Havana in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Havana can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Walking tours

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