9 days in Cuba Itinerary

9 days in Cuba Itinerary

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9 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
1
Cayo Guillermo
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Train + Taxi + Fly:  2 h
2
Havana
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Varadero
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Calgary

1
night
Cayo Guillermo

Cayo Guillermo
A kay of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, Cayo Guillermo has become a popular international tourist destination, buoyed by the construction of luxury all inclusive resorts that dot the paradisal island.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayo Guillermo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pilar.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cayo Guillermo trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Cayo Guillermo is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Cuba Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in October, with highs in Cayo Guillermo at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Pilar
Playa Pilar
Cayo Guillermo ©
Cayo Guillermo

5
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: make a trip to El Malecon, enjoy the sand and surf at Playas de Este, steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Havana travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cayo Guillermo to Havana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Cayo Guillermo in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Havana, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Varadero.

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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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): meet the residents at Delfinario, then kick back and relax at Varadero Beach, and then look for gifts at Plaza Las Morlas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Varadero custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Havana to Varadero takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Delfinario ©
Delfinario
Plaza Las Morlas ©
Plaza Las Morlas

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