9 days in Cuba Itinerary

9 days in Cuba Itinerary

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9 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Chicago
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  15 h 45 min
1
Varadero
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Havana
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Josone Park, meet the residents at Delfinario, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Varadero sightseeing planner.

Chicago, USA to Varadero is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Varadero due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Chicago in October; daily highs in Varadero reach 85°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Josone Park ©
Josone Park
Delfinario ©
Delfinario

6
nights
Havana

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, sightseeing, museums, nightlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, and kick back and relax at Playas de Este.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Havana itinerary maker.

Getting from Varadero to Havana by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Havana sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 70°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Old Havana ©
Old Havana

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