Havana ooh-na-na

 

I've outlined the itinerary for a 6-day trip below. This daily breakdown includes the cities, flight information, accommodation, and activities.

 
 

Day 1: Friday, March 30

City: Chicago, IL + Miami, FL (+1 hour)

Flight AA 1644: Chicago ORD to Miami MIA, 3 hours 3 minutes
Departure: Friday, March 30, 8:30pm, ORD
Arrival: Saturday, March 31, 12:33am, MIA

Accommodation: TBD

 

Day 2: Saturday, March 31

City: Miami, FL (+1 hour) + Havana, Cuba

Flight AA 1447: Miami MIA to Havana HAV, 1 hour 15 minutes
Departure: Saturday, March 31, 9:30am, MIA
Arrival: Saturday, March 31, 10:45am, HAV

Cobina Cigars: Casa del Habano

Tour of Historical Places: Squares, museums, churches, and be in direct contact with several Cuban entreprenuers (Clandestina, La Marca, etc.)

Accommodation: La Cinco: Casa Jesus y Gloria - BRIDGES CUBA -, 562 Calle Compostela between Muralla and Sol, Old Havana

 

Day 3: Sunday, April 1

City: Havana, Cuba (+1 hour)

El Ajiaco Café Cooking Class: Tour of El Ajiaco Café, orchard and farm visit, cooking class

Classic Car Traveling Museum

Accommodation: La Cinco: Casa Jesus y Gloria - BRIDGES CUBA -, 562 Calle Compostela between Muralla and Sol, Old Havana

 

Day 4: Monday, April 2

City: Havana, Cuba (+1 hour) + Vinales, Cuba (+1 hour)

Viñales Full Day Tour: Town of Viñales, tobacco farm. Cueva del Indio, Palenque de los Cimarrones, Mural de la Prehistoria

Accommodation: La Cinco: Casa Jesus y Gloria - BRIDGES CUBA -, 562 Calle Compostela between Muralla and Sol, Old Havana

 

Day 5: Tuesday, April 3

City: Havana, Cuba (+1 hour)

Old Havana Museums: Gran Teatro de La Habana, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of the Revolution

San José Handicraft Market: Cuban-made souvenirs in front of Paula's Church in Old Havana

Cuban Spirits Experience: Cuban mixology class

Accommodation: La Cinco: Casa Jesus y Gloria - BRIDGES CUBA -, 562 Calle Compostela between Muralla and Sol, Old Havana

 

Day 6: Wednesday, April 4

City: Havana, Cuba (+1 hour) + Charlotte, NC + Chicago, IL

Flight AA 802: Havana HAV to Charlotte CLT, 2 hours 25 minutes
Departure: Wednesday, April 4, 12:15pm, HAV
Arrival: Wednesday, April 4, 2:50pm, CLT

Layover: Charlotte CLT, 7 hours 35 minutes

Flight AA 623: Charlotte CLT to Chicago ORD, 2 hours 7 minutes
Departure: Wednesday, April 4, 10:25pm, CLT
Arrival: Wednesday, April 4, 11:32pm, ORD

CUBA FACTS:

Currency: Cuban Convertible Peso: cuc (1cuc = $1)

Time Zone: UTC-05:00 (+1 hour from Chicago ,IL)

Capital: Havana

Attractions I Plan To Visit: El Malecon, El Ajiaco cafe cooking class, Viñales, tobacco plantation, Cueva del Indio, Palenque de los Cimarrones, Mural de la Prehistoria, Gran Teatro de La Habana, San José Handicraft Market


COST:

Flights: $668.82 ($334.31)

Visas: $170 ($85)

Tour Guide: $95 ($47.50)

Miami Hotel: TBD

Cuban Hotel: $185.31 ($92.65)

Cooking Experience: $100 ($50)

Classic Car Ride / Tour: $60 ($30)

Viñales Tour: $160 ($80)

Cuban Spirits Experience: $100 ($50)

TOTAL: $1,539.13 ($769.56)

 
 
 Vi ñ ales

Viñales

 Cueva del Indio

Cueva del Indio

 Mural de la Prehistoria

Mural de la Prehistoria

 Gran Teatro de La Habana

Gran Teatro de La Habana

Logan Nolin