12 days in Cuba & Montreal Itinerary

12 days in Cuba & Montreal Itinerary

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Fly
1
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Varadero, Cuba
— 1 night
Fly
3
Cayo Largo, Cuba
— 2 nights
Bus
4
Trinidad, Cuba
— 1 night
Drive
5
Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
— 1 night
Bus to Iberostar Mojito, Fly to Montreal
6
Montreal, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto

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Havana, Cuba

Rome of the Caribbean

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, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, contemplate the long history of Old Square (Plaza Vieja), admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Havana online route builder.

Toronto, Canada to Havana is an approximately 7-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Havana reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

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Varadero, Cuba

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.
On the 5th (Sat), have unforgettable encounters with ScubaLibre Varadero, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de Saturno, then don't miss a visit to Parque Central, and finally stroll through Varadero Beach.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Varadero planning site.

Drive from Havana to Varadero in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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Cayo Largo, Cuba

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, then kick back and relax at Punta Mal Tiempo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Paraiso.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Largo road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Varadero to Cayo Largo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Varadero in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cayo Largo, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Trinidad, Cuba

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Topes de Collantes, get a taste of the local shopping with YuditVidalFaife, enjoy the sand and surf at Ancon Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie D'Art Calleyro, then see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and finally make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Trinidad trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cayo Guillermo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

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Cayo Guillermo, Cuba

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 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Cayo Guillermo, take a tour by water with Delfinario, and then stroll through Playa Pilar.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cayo Guillermo day trip tool.

You can drive from Trinidad to Cayo Guillermo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. December in Cayo Guillermo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Cayo Guillermo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Montreal, Canada

Quebec's Metropolis

Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Montreal is known for historic sites, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, contemplate the long history of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Old Montreal.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Montreal travel route builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cayo Guillermo to Montreal in 8 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cayo Guillermo in December: high temperatures in Montreal hover around -1°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

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Cuba travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.