8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

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8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Havana
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Cayo Largo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
You'll explore and learn at Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi and Estudio Taller Santacana. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Malecon and Museo de las Telecomunicaciones de la Habana "ETECSA". Change things up with these side-trips from Havana: Las Terrazas Complex (in Las Terrazas) and Playa de Jibacoa (in Santa Cruz del Norte). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Napoleonico, take a stroll through Vedado, and contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza.

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San Francisco, USA to Havana is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: high temperatures in Havana hover around 88°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

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Side Trips

Playa de Jibacoa, Las Terrazas Complex
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Playa de Jibacoa ©
Playa de Jibacoa
El Malecon ©
El Malecon

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle Hatchery and then kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayo Largo attractions planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Havana to Cayo Largo takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cayo Largo are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): shop like a local with Lolo Galeria-Taller, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Mi Casa Beatles, and finally view the masterpieces at Artecru. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Elvira and then look for all kinds of wild species at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Varadero online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 3 hours. Traveling from Cayo Largo in July, Varadero is a bit cooler at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lolo Galeria-Taller
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve
Iglesia Santa Elvira ©
Iglesia Santa Elvira

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