5 days in Haiti Itinerary

5 days in Haiti Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Haiti trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Drive to Jacmel
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Jacmel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cap-Haitien
— 1 night
Drive
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Port-au-Prince
— 1 day
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Jacmel

— 2 nights
Sitting sheltered from the elements in a wide bay, Jacmel has gained a reputation as a welcoming and peaceful coastal town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Jacmel Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bassin Bleu.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jacmel journey planning site.

Newark, USA to Jacmel is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Jacmel hover around 89°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cap-Haitien.

Things to do in Jacmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Cap-Haitien

— 1 night

Cap

Haiti's second city, Cap-Haitien offers an atmosphere at odds with what you'll find in the capital.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle Laferrière.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cap-Haitien trip planner.

Drive from Jacmel to Cap-Haitien in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Jacmel in December, plan for slightly colder days in Cap-Haitien, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port-au-Prince.

Things to do in Cap-Haitien

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Port-au-Prince

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Village Artistique de Noailles, delve into the distant past at Papillon Enterprise, then look for gifts at Comite Artisanal Haitien, and finally examine the collection at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port-au-Prince travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cap-Haitien to Port-au-Prince takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Cap-Haitien, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Port-au-Prince, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.