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2 Day Itinerary of Havana

Havana can be a difficult city to plan an itinerary for, because on paper there actually isn't much to do! But to enjoy Havana you have to be interested in their culture, and happy to just sit back in bars and cafes and soak up the culture and enjoy the craziness that is Havana. The locals are very friendly and will be more than happy to talk to you. This certainly wont be an action packed city adventure, but we guarantee it will be one of the most cultural experiences of your life!

 

Day 1

One of the most popular things to do in Havana is go on a Classic American Car Tour. This is a great thing to do on your first day to get your bearings and your driver will give you some history of Havana. Head to Park Central across the way from the Capital Building and you’ll see the cars lined up. Spend the afternoon exploring Havana Old Town, soak up the culture, heading towards Plaza Vieja for your evening meal.

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Classic American Car Tour

Find a driver who speaks relatively good English, as throughout the drive they will be able to point out many of the main attractions and their recommendations of things to see. This is an absolute must and was probably the highlight of our trip. Make sure you dress up, wear something smart as there will be plenty of photo opportunities with the car that you will not want to miss!

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Plaza de la Revolución

The Plaza is 31st largest city square in the world, measuring 72,000 square meters. The square is notable as being where many political rallies take place and Fidel Castro and other political figures address Cubans. If you go on a classic car tour, the driver will take you here for a photo opportunity.

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Capitol Building

El Capitolio, or National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba, was the organization of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and is now home to the Cuban Academy of Sciences.

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Old Havana

Spending a day in the old town of Havana is an absolute must! This is where all the picture postcard shots are taken. It can be quite intimidating at first as its fairly busy, and the locals are going about their daily life, but they are friendly and on the whole its safe. There isn't much to actually do here, so just sit back and soak up the atmosphere with a mojito, or 5!

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Havana Cathedral

Havana Cathedral is one of eleven Roman Catholic cathedrals on the island of Cuba.

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Plaza Vieja

The Old Square (Spanish: Plaza Vieja) is a plaza located in Old Havana, Cuba. The plaza and its surroundings are also one of the seven consejos populares (wards) of the municipality of Old Havana.

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El Malecón

The Malecón (officially Avenida de Maceo) is a broad esplanade, roadway and seawall which stretches for 8 km (5 miles) along the coast in Havana, perfect for a stroll at sunset.

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Hemingway's Mojito Bar

Empedrado No. 207, Havana, Cuba 

Day 2

Grab a bus leaving from Park Central, and head to the beach for the day and chill out under the palm trees on this tropical beach.

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Santa María del Mar

Santa María del Mar is one of 5 major beaches in Cuba and is located about one hour east of Havana. Busses are regular from Havana, and this beach is fairly quiet and has a tropical feel to it. A couple of bars and cafes nearby.