7 days in Cuba Itinerary

7 days in Cuba Itinerary

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7 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Santiago de Cuba
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Cayo Largo
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Havana
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Miami, Florida

1
night
Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba ©
Santiago de Cuba has taken almost as much influence from Haiti and the Dominican Republic as it has from Havana, distilling a concoction of cultures to create a city with a distinct identity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Casa de Diego Velazquez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, then steep yourself in history at Moncada Barracks, and finally step into the grandiose world of San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Santiago de Cuba trip generator.

Miami, USA to Santiago de Cuba is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. September in Santiago de Cuba sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Santiago de Cuba

Historic Sites Museums
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Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca ©
Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia ©
Cementerio Santa Ifigenia

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nights
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 26th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Blanca Beach, kick back and relax at Playa mal tiempo, and then kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sirena Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cayo Rico.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cayo Largo trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Santiago de Cuba to Cayo Largo in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

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

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.
On the 28th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Ambrosio Cave, tee off at Varadero Golf Club, and then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Varadero travel planner.

Fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 2.5 hours. September in Varadero sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio

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Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at El Morro, steep yourself in history at Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Old Square (Plaza Vieja), steep yourself in history at Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, then get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, and finally wander the streets of Callejon de Hamel.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Havana trip builder.

Drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

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