9 days in Cuba Itinerary

9 days in Cuba Itinerary

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9 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Varadero
— 5 nights
2
Havana
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  15​h
End: Manchester

5
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 some cultural insight at Lolo Galeria-Taller and Artecru. Appreciate the collections at Pharmaceutical Museum and House of Rum. Venture out of the city with trips to Cuevas de Bellamar (in Matanzas) and Cardenas (Crab Monument & Cardenas Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, tee off at Varadero Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coral Beach, and steep yourself in history at Ambrosio Cave.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Varadero trip builder app .

Manchester, UK to Varadero is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Varadero, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Varadero to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matanzas, Cardenas
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno

2
nights
Havana

Havana ©
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 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, then steep yourself in history at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Estudio Taller Santacana.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Havana sightseeing tool .

Drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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El Malecon ©
El Malecon

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