8 days in Haiti Itinerary

8 days in Haiti Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Haiti journey planner

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Port-au-Prince
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Port-au-Prince
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jacmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Cap-Haitien
— 3 nights
Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Port-au-Prince

— 3 nights
Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, gives most visitors their first taste of the country, along with all of its rugged and lively charm.
Change things up with these side-trips from Port-au-Prince: Montrouis (Museum Ogier-Fombrun & Kay Piat) and Kokoye Beach (in Petit Goave). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche de Fer, explore and take pictures at Papillon Enterprise, and explore the world behind art at El-Saieh Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port-au-Prince day trip app.

New York City, USA to Port-au-Prince is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Port-au-Prince to be warmer, temps between 89°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Jacmel.

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Jacmel

— 1 night
Sitting sheltered from the elements in a wide bay, Jacmel has gained a reputation as a welcoming and peaceful coastal town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Jacmel Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bassin Bleu, and then browse the exhibits of Jacmel Arts Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jacmel online trip planner.

You can drive from Port-au-Prince to Jacmel in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cap-Haitien.

Things to do in Jacmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Cap-Haitien

— 3 nights

Cap

Haiti's second city, Cap-Haitien offers an atmosphere at odds with what you'll find in the capital.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Sans Souci Palace, then steep yourself in history at Citadelle Laferrière, and then contemplate the long history of National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien, then kick your exploration up a notch at Dragons Breath Zipline, and then surround yourself with nature on A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cap-Haitien itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Jacmel to Cap-Haitien in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacmel in December, expect nights in Cap-Haitien to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cap-Haitien

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Haiti travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Zipline
The culture of Haiti has always been the reason for people to visit, and it will be the reason people visit in larger and larger numbers as the nation heals from the devastating effects of the 2010 earthquake. The interesting tale of colonialism, revolution, and political struggle has left Haiti with a wealth of historical sites and cultural influences. Sightseeing in Haiti offers perspectives on the many stages in the country's history, with colonial forts standing in ruins and monuments memorializing the revolution. The music, the art, the folklore, and the cuisine of Haiti all deserve to be explored in person.