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4 Day Cuba Itinerary: Explore Beyond Havana

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Cuba is like a moment paused in time. It’s where classic American cars line the streets, where flavors of mojito slings and smokey cigars fill the bars, and where salsa music can be heard from taverns throughout the night.

While four days might not seem like a long time, this is a good amount of time to uncover the highlights of Cuba.

To help you make the most of your time in Cuba, we’ve prepared this 4 day Cuba itinerary, so you can experience the heart of the country in a short amount of time…

At A Glance: 4 Day Cuba Itinerary

If you’re short on time and not sure how to spend 4 days in Cuba, here is a quick overview of our suggested 4 day itinerary:

The best way to get around is to hire a car and drive, or by taking buses known as Collectivos.

You can also get night buses, which will save you on accommodation. For night buses, look for Viazul buses.

Day One: Havana, Cuba

Below is how we would spend the day in Havana, Cuba. This is the first day of your Cuba itinerary, but don’t worry, there will be plenty of time to explore Havana over the course of these four days.

Stop 1: Revolution Square

Monument in tribute to Fidel Castro Revolution Square in Havana
Monument in tribute to Fidel Castro

The square is notable as being where many political rallies take place in Cuba.

You’ll see the famous faces of Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos – important figures during the Revolution.

We enjoyed the view from a huge obelisk with Jose Marti overlooking the square. I didn’t know a thing about Jose Marti, but the Cubans adore him.

He’s a writer, poet, journalist and essayist but he also lead the first Cuban Revolution and it’s said that Castro got his inspiration for his Revolution from Jose Marti.

Stop 2: Old Havana Walking Tour

people walking on Old Havana street and its colonial buildings. Famous place and much visited by tourists
So much to see

This is a FREE walking tour put on by university students and is a great way to get to know the city.

Havana is laid out by 5 main squares and they walk you around to each of them and give you a VERY in depth history (from their perspective) about Cuba and the Cuban People.

The squares; Plaza de Armas, Plaza del Cristo, and Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de San Francisco, and Plaza Vieja, house more than 900 historical buildings with many different styles.

Not only do you get to learn about the history, but you can see what makes Havana unique. See the vintage cars lining the streets and admire the colonial architecture from the…

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