9 days in Cuba Itinerary

9 days in Cuba Itinerary

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9 days in Cuba Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  12 h
1
Cayo Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Varadero
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Havana
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Miami, Florida

3
nights
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 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso and then identify plant and animal life at Cayo Rico. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Hatchery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa mal tiempo.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo trip itinerary maker.

Miami, USA to Cayo Largo is an approximately 12-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sea Turtle Hatchery ©
Sea Turtle Hatchery
Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Cayo Rico ©
Cayo Rico

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Varadero Beach and Varahicacos Ecological Reserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shark Diving and Bellamar Caves. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Delfinario, steep yourself in history at Ambrosio Cave, and play a few rounds at Varadero Golf Club.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Varadero vacation planner.

Getting from Cayo Largo to Varadero by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Havana.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Cuevas de Bellamar
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Varadero Beach ©
Varadero Beach
Cuevas de Bellamar ©
Cuevas de Bellamar
Delfinario ©
Delfinario

3
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like El Malecon and Castillo de la Real Fuerza. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at El Morro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, admire all the interesting features of University of Havana, and make a trip to Revolution Plaza.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Havana vacation builder.

You can drive from Varadero to Havana in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Havana are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Castillo de la Real Fuerza ©
Castillo de la Real Fuerza

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