6 days in Cuba & Mexico City Itinerary

6 days in Cuba & Mexico City Itinerary

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Havana, Cuba
— 1 night
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights


Havana, Cuba

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Old Havana, don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, and then get to know the fascinating history of Malecón of Havana. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Old Square (Plaza Vieja), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, contemplate the long history of Castillo de la Real Fuerza, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, then examine the collection at Wifredo Lam Center, and finally steep yourself in history at El Morro.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Havana road trip app.

Morelia, Mexico to Havana is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Morelia to Havana. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Morelia in August; daily highs in Havana reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites · Museums
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Mexico City, Mexico

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Mexico City is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Antropologia, explore the ancient world of Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, and see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mexico City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Havana to Mexico City takes 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Havana to Mexico City. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Havana in August; daily highs in Mexico City reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Cuba travel guide

Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.