8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip builder

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Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Varadero
— 1 night
Drive
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Vinales
— 1 night
Drive
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Havana
— 3 nights
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Cayo Largo

— 2 nights
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.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Playa Paraiso. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery, and stroll through Punta Mal Tiempo.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo online holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Cayo Largo is an approximately 10-hour flight. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Cayo Largo reach 82°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Varadero

— 1 night
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 9th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Delfinario, Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then stroll around Josone Park, and finally stroll through Varadero Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Varadero travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cayo Largo to Varadero takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Largo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Varadero, with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Vinales

— 1 night
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback and then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales.

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

You can drive from Varadero to Vinales in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Vinales can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Vinales

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Havana

— 3 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: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Revolution Plaza Havana, get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, and take a stroll through Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Havana trip planner.

Getting from Vinales to Havana by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in March, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Cuba travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.