9 days in Holguin & Ciudad de la Habana Province Itinerary

9 days in Holguin & Ciudad de la Habana Province Itinerary

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9 days in Holguin & Ciudad de la Habana Province Itinerary

Start: Austin
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Holguin
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Havana
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Austin

3
nights
Holguin

Holguin ©
Not overly touristy, Holguin offers a different perspective on Cuban life, standing as a major city that doesn't seek to commercialize its past or cover itself in all inclusive resorts.
Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo and Wax Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Esmeralda and Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holguin: Playa Caletones (in Gibara) and Guardalavaca Flea Market (in Guardalavaca). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Cayo Saetia Island, make a trip to Plaza de La Marqueta, and enjoy the sand and surf at Guardalavaca Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Holguin tour itinerary planner.

Austin, USA to Holguin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Austin to Holguin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in November, expect Holguin to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Holguin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Catedral Del Santisimo Salvador De Bayamo, Wax Museum, Guardalavaca Flea Market, Playa Caletones
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Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park ©
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park
Playa Esmeralda ©
Playa Esmeralda
Cayo Saetia Island ©
Cayo Saetia Island

4
nights
Havana

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Step off the beaten path and head to Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales. Get some historical perspective at El Malecon and Old Square (Plaza Vieja). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and see the interesting displays at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Havana journey planner .

Getting from Holguin to Havana by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in November, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana

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