8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

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8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Havana
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Varadero
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Central Park and Castillo de la Real Fuerza. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, make a trip to El Capitolio, appreciate the history behind Neptune Statue, and contemplate the long history of Revolution Plaza.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Havana trip builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Havana is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, things will get much hotter in Havana: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Walking tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Trinidad de Cuba, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Cubano, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto del Caburni, and finally identify plant and animal life at Topes de Collantes.

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Traveling by car from Havana to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

Nature Museums Parks

Side Trips

Topes de Collantes, Trinidad de Cuba
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Salto del Caburni ©
Salto del Caburni
Trinidad de Cuba ©
Trinidad de Cuba
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis

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 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at Coral Beach - Playa Coral, enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, and then explore the world behind art at Mi Casa Beatles.

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Traveling by car from Trinidad to Varadero takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Varadero are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral

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