What to see in Cuba in 5 days: must-sees for a memorable trip

What to see in Cuba in 5 days

Cuba is undoubtedly a dream destination. This fascinating country is a cultural, gastronomic and human treasure that you should visit at least once in your life. Keep reading to discover how to make the most of your next trip to this mind-blowing paradise. Clear your doubts and find out what to see in Cuba in 5 days. Espíritu Travel has selected the indispensable spots to get to know the authentic Cuban history and its captivating essence.

Old Havana, a living testimony of Cuban history

Visiting Old Havana is imperative on any trip to Cuba, even the shortest ones. In fact, in our 5 days tours we always dedicate the first day visiting Old Havana. It is an excellent way to start your five days in Cuba because of its great historical and cultural value and its particular charm.

Some of the most visited places in Old Havana are its squares. Among them, the most popular ones are Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco de Asís and Plaza Vieja. Plaza de Armas is the oldest one and represents the beginning of colonial Havana in the 16th century. There, you will find numerous tourist attractions, such as the statue of Carlos Manuel Céspedes, who promoted the Independence of Cuba; Palacio de los Condes de Santovenia, the Museum of the City or the National Museum of Natural History.

Old Havana

Plaza de San Francisco de Asís is home to the Church of San Francisco de Asís, an ancient Franciscan temple that was converted into a museum and a concert hall. Interestingly enough, Plaza Vieja (Old Square) was formerly known as Plaza Nueva (New Square), as  it was built after Plaza de Armas and Plaza de San Francisco de Asís. This is one of the most colorful and picturesque squares in Havana, as we can identify different styles such as Baroque and Art Nouveau.

If you book your Cuba itinerary 5 days with Espíritu Travel, in addition to delving into the culture and history of Old Havana, you will go one step further by getting to know the Cuban cuisine in all its glory. Moreover, we can organize other original activities for your trip. For example, a Mojito mixology class or a VIP pass to rum and cigar tasting.

The top touristic spots in Havana

Once you have visited Old Havana, it is time to spend the rest  of your  holidays  enjoying the most iconic sights of Havana. Trust  us, these sights will also be a remarkable part of your five days in Cuba. To learn about one of the most traditional activities of the island, it is essential to visit  the Partagás Tobacco Factory. Another of the  greatest cultural opportunities you will have in Havana is to visit The Hemingway’s Home & Museum. It is a privilege to learn about the life and work of one of the world’s foremost literary icons through its own home.


Continuing with our proposals, and although it may seem that visiting Cuba in five days is not enough to get close to the Cubans, there are many things you can do to make it happen! Espíritu Travel offers you plenty of opportunities to get to know locals . For instance, take a stroll along the Malecón. In this huge and charming promenade, you will feel the authentic Cuban atmosphere, and you will love it! To make this experience even more local, we can organize some extra activities. How about a private Cuban cooking class and market adventure or shopping handmade artisan products?

Another visit not to be missed in your five days in Cuba is Fusterlandia. This area is one of the most magical places on the planet. A real delight for art lovers. Fusterlandia is a Cuban neighborhood where every building is a piece of art. Its promoter was José Rodríguez Fuster, hence its name. Many people compare his marvelous creations to Gaudí or Picasso. Once you are there, you will not want to leave this wonderland. Focusing on a more historical side, you can visit Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro, Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, Paseo del Prado or Gran Teatro de La Habana too. In this other blog on our website, you can find more information about the most visited monuments in Cuba.

White sand beaches and the Cuban countryside

After strolling through the streets of Havana, there is nothing better than relaxing on the Cuban beaches or its countryside. At Espíritu Travel we will show you the heavenly beaches of Varadero. Stunning turquoise water, fine sand and exotic deep-sea habitats. Simple paradise. To enjoy it as it deserves, we invite you to try diving, snorkeling or hiking in the Yumurí Valley. But that is not it. A two-hours ride in a 1950s convertible awaits you. Whatever wish you have for this or any other day of your trip, let us know. We will make it come true. If you want more information, here you can read more about our Havana & Varadero 5 Days/4 Nights tour.


The tranquility of the Cuban countryside is also unbelievable. One of the best areas to explore is Viñales. It is not surprising that this locality was declared a National Monument in 1979. Viñales is a very welcoming place, with dazzling natural spaces and valuable remains of colonial architecture. There you will be able to practice all kinds of outdoor activities. At Espíritu Travel we will take you to natural pools or caves of Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás. Furthermore, we plan unique experiences such as a sunset hike over the Valley of Silence. Take a look at our Havana & Viñales 5 Days/4 Nights.

Do not think twice, customize your Cuba itinerary 5 days with Espíritu Travel. Let us take care of everything for you to enjoy Cuba to the fullest. 

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