8 days in Cuba Itinerary

8 days in Cuba Itinerary

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8 days in Cuba Itinerary

Mexico City
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Vinales
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Havana
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Mexico City

1
day
Vinales

Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico de Vinales, then admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vinales tour planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Vinales is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mexico City to Vinales is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Havana.

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Jardin Botanico de Vinales
Palenque de los Cimarrones

7
days
Havana

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Plaza de la Catedral and Old Square (Plaza Vieja) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of El Malecon, don't miss a visit to Revolution Plaza, explore the different monuments and memorials at Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Havana trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vinales to Havana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Havana can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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El Malecon
Old Havana
Plaza de la Catedral

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