9 days in Haiti Itinerary

9 days in Haiti Itinerary

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Fly to Cap Haitien International Airport, Drive to Cap-Haitien
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Cap-Haitien
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jacmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Port-au-Prince
— 4 nights
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Citadelle Laferrière and Cathedrale de Milot. Sans Souci Palace and National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Cap-Haitien, make a side trip to see A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience in Labadee, approximately Labadee away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Heros de Vertieres and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cap-Haitien travel planner.

Seattle, USA to Cap-Haitien is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Seattle to Cap-Haitien, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in December, things will get much warmer in Cap-Haitien: highs are around 81°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jacmel.

Things to do in Cap-Haitien

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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 31st (Fri): stroll through Jacmel Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Bassin Bleu, and then browse the exhibits of Jacmel Arts Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jacmel tour builder tool.

You can drive from Cap-Haitien to Jacmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Cap-Haitien, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Jacmel, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Port-au-Prince.

Things to do in Jacmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Port-au-Prince

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Village Artistique de Noailles and Musee du Pantheon National Haitien. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kokoye Beach and El-Saieh Gallery. Explore Port-au-Prince's surroundings by going to Museum Ogier-Fombrun (in Montrouis) and Rosie's Boutique (in Cabaret). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Marche de Fer, examine the collection at The Bureau of Ethnology, and delve into the distant past at Papillon Enterprise.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port-au-Prince road trip planner.

You can drive from Jacmel to Port-au-Prince in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Port-au-Prince, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.