9 days in Cuba Itinerary

9 days in Cuba Itinerary

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9 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  7 h
1
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Trinidad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cienfuegos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Havana
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stop by Plaza Las Morlas.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Varadero travel itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Varadero is an approximately 7-hour flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in November, with highs in Varadero at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Varadero

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio
Plaza Las Morlas ©
Plaza Las Morlas

2
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Built on sugar and seemingly preserved in molasses, the town of Trinidad attracts visitors with its well-aged 19th century architecture and rustic charm, showcasing the sounds, scents, and sights of days gone by.
On the 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Arquitectura Colonial, and finally see the interesting displays at Trinidad Architecture Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia Municipal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco de Asis, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie D'Art Calleyro, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Yudit Vidal Faife.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Trinidad itinerary planner.

Drive from Varadero to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Trinidad are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Cienfuegos.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Iglesia Parroquial Mayor del Espiritu Santo
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Romance Museum ©
Romance Museum
Convento de San Francisco de Asis ©
Convento de San Francisco de Asis
Yudit Vidal Faife ©
Yudit Vidal Faife

1
night
Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos ©
The city of Cienfuegos sits in a scenic natural bay, attracting visitors from across the country and further afield since its establishment in the early 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): wander the streets of Punta Gorda, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Valle, and then don't miss a visit to Parque Jose Marti.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cienfuegos vacation planner.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cienfuegos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Cienfuegos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Havana.

Things to do in Cienfuegos

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda
Palacio de Valle ©
Palacio de Valle
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Get some historical perspective at El Malecon and El Morro. Appreciate the collections at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion) and Wifredo Lam Center. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Old Havana, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, examine the collection at Museo del Chocolate, and wander the streets of Callejon de Hamel.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Havana online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Cienfuegos to Havana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales ©
Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales

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