7 days in Cuba & Ottawa Itinerary

7 days in Cuba & Ottawa Itinerary

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Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vinales, Cuba
— 1 night
Drive
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Varadero, Cuba
— 1 night
Fly
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Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto

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Havana, Cuba

— 2 nights

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, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), admire the landmark architecture of Havana Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Belas Artes de Cuba.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Havana trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Havana is an approximately 7-hour flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Havana at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Vinales.

Things to do in Havana

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Vinales, Cuba

— 1 night
Offering a taste of authentic rural life, Vinales remains a small agricultural town, dominated by surrounding low mountain ranges.
On the 3rd (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Valle de Vinales, explore the fascinating underground world of Palenque de los Cimarrones, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, and finally don't miss a visit to Mural de la Prehistoria.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vinales trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Havana to Vinales takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Varadero.

Things to do in Vinales

Nature · Parks
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Varadero, Cuba

— 1 night
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 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, stroll around Josone Park, and then see the interesting displays at House of Rum.

Discover how to plan a Varadero trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Vinales to Varadero in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Varadero can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Ottawa, Canada

— 2 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Parliament Hill and Buildings, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Gatineau Park, then sample the tasty concoctions at Waller St. Brewing, then take a stroll through ByWard Market, and finally see the interesting displays at National Gallery of Canada.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Varadero to Ottawa takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Varadero in February, expect Ottawa to be colder, temps between -5°C and -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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.