8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

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8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Havana
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Cayo Largo
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Varadero
— 1 day
Fly:  19 h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

5
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Popular historic sites such as El Malecon and Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon) are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at El Morro and Old Havana. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Almacenes San Jose, contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Este, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Havana trip generator.

Valletta, Malta to Havana is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Havana is minus 6 hours. July in Havana sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

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Old Square (Plaza Vieja) ©
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Sirena Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cayo Largo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Havana to Cayo Largo by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Cayo Largo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

1
day
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 7th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Varadero Street Market, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Varadero vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Varadero in 2.5 hours. In July in Varadero, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Varadero Street Market ©
Varadero Street Market
Delfinario ©
Delfinario

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