8 days in Mobile & Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Mobile & Cuba Itinerary

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8 days in Mobile & Cuba Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Mobile, United States
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Vinales, Cuba
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Varadero, Cuba
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Cayo Largo, Cuba
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Detroit, United States

1
night
Mobile, United States

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. On the 13th (Fri), make a trip to Tolstoy Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile road trip site.

Detroit to Mobile is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Detroit to Mobile, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in March, with highs in Mobile at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Havana.

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Tolstoy Park
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Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Bienville Square ©
Bienville Square

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nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja).

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Havana route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mobile to Havana in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Mobile in March, things will get a bit warmer in Havana: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

1
night
Vinales, Cuba

Vinales ©
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 18th (Wed), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then appreciate the views at Valle de Vinales.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Vinales journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in March, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Valle de Vinales ©
Valle de Vinales
Horseback Riding Tours

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night
Varadero, Cuba

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 19th (Thu), walk around Josone Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Varadero Beach, make a trip to Parque Central, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, and finally explore the world behind art at Mi Casa Beatles.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Varadero route planner.

Drive from Vinales to Varadero in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Varadero, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Saturno ©
Cueva de Saturno
Josone Park ©
Josone Park

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night
Cayo Largo, Cuba

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.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso.

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Fly from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 3 hours. Traveling from Varadero in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cayo Largo, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso

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