9 days in Cuba Itinerary

9 days in Cuba Itinerary

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9 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Havana
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Cayo Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get some cultural insight at El Malecon and Revolution Plaza. Old Havana and El Morro will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), take in the spiritual surroundings of Havana Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and explore the different monuments and memorials at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Havana tour itinerary planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Havana is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get much hotter in Havana: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
El Malecon ©
El Malecon
Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Largo online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Havana to Cayo Largo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cayo Largo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

2
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, see the interesting displays at Museo de Arqueologia, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then explore and take pictures at Valle de los Ingenios, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Trinidad travel route builder site .

Explore your travel options from Cayo Largo to Trinidad with the Route module. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Topes de Collantes
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Topes de Collantes ©
Topes de Collantes
Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, identify plant and animal life at Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Blanco.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Varadero online tour planner .

You can drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cayos Blancos
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cayos Blancos ©
Cayos Blancos
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve ©
Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

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