9 days in Cuba Itinerary

9 days in Cuba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cuba trip planner

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Fly to Cayo Coco, Bus to Cayo Guillermo
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Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
Drive
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Trinidad
— 1 night
Bus
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Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly
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Varadero
— 1 night
Drive
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Havana
— 2 nights
Fly

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Cayo Guillermo

— 1 night
A kay of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, Cayo Guillermo has become a popular international tourist destination, buoyed by the construction of luxury all inclusive resorts that dot the paradisal island.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Media Luna, then see some colorful creatures with Melia Cayo Coco Diving Center, and then soothe aching muscles at Acuavida Spa Talaso.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Guillermo trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Cayo Guillermo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinidad

— 1 night
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 21st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, then kick back and relax at Ancon Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Trinidad online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cayo Guillermo to Trinidad by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 36°C in Trinidad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Cayo Largo

— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Paraiso and Sirena Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Blanca Beach and Punta Mal Tiempo. Get out of town with these interesting Cayo Largo side-trips: Vinales (Valle de Vinales & Palenque de los Cimarrones). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sea Turtle Hatchery.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo attractions site.

You can take a bus from Trinidad to Cayo Largo in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Trinidad in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cayo Largo, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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 25th (Fri), kick back and relax at Cayos Blancos, then Head underground at Cueva de Saturno, then stroll around Josone Park, and finally stroll through Varadero Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Varadero trip website.

Fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Havana

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Havana Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, and finally don't miss a visit to Callejon de Hamel. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza de Armas, contemplate the long history of El Morro, then contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and finally don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza Havana.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Havana road trip planning website.

You can drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Havana are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · 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.