48 Hours in Havana, Cuba

Group 6 Havana, Cuba
Fall, Winter
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About the location

Cuba feels like a country that is stuck in the 1950s due to the building designs (there is even a mini version of the Capitol Building), the historic European architecture that predates the 1930s, the American classic cars, the weird assumption that all tourists only come to Cuba to follow Ernest Hemingway, and of course we cannot forget the communism. If you dig deeper, you will find people with a strong survivalist spirit and a vibrating, contagious energy that will make you forget that you almost got scammed 10 minutes before. Havana is like stepping back in time to the pre-1950’s era, but dotted with more updated features to keep you on your toes. 

Guide Highlights

Did you know as an American, you can travel to Cuba?

It is true and surprisingly easy! This guide walks you through what you need to do to qualify for entry & exit.

Only have time for a weekend? So did I!

I authentically saw the city, met some great people, ate great food, and so can you - I show you how!

Guide Summary

Updated for 2023!

While planning a trip I just happened to have the song "Havana" by Camila Cabello come on the radio. That had me look into what a trip to Havana would be like and I found out that it was cheaper to fly from Vancouver, BC to Havana, Cuba; spend a weekend in Havana; and then fly from Havana, Cuba to Miami, Florida then it was just to fly from Vancouver, BC to Miami, Florida. I am not one to turn away from an adventure so I booked our tickets and then started planning this new leg of our trip! 

In this 53 page guide I go over everything you need to get into the country (even if you are American), customs (both cultural and at the airport), language tips, how to plan your trip, where to stay, how to get around town, a breakdown of the six major neighborhoods featuring what you can do & eat / drink in each, as well as day trips & the tour companies we used for them, exit requirements, and so much more. 

If you are headed to Havana and want to make sure you make the most of it (especially if it is a very quick trip) then this is the guide you NEED!

Featured in this guide

Local food
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Group 31 Museums
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 32 Historical
Group 33 Walkable
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Family without kids
Active / Adventure
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Emily, The Female Abroad

    Emily, The Female Abroad

    Emily, The Female Abroad, is a world traveller who has worked in a variety of travel & hospitality positions before getting run over by a car. This experience forged a new path where she now passionately shares her wealth of knowledge to make travel not only more accessible but also by creating travellers, not tourists via her website, podcast (Incurable Wanderlust), and her social media channels. She also provides content writing, photos & articles for various publications. Podcast: anchor.fm/female-abroad Custom Travel Planning: thefemaleabroad.com/travel-planning

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