8 days in Haiti Itinerary

8 days in Haiti Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Haiti itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Port-au-Prince
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jacmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Cap-Haitien
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montrouis
— 2 nights
Drive to Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Port-au-Prince

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Barbancourt Rum Distillery, delve into the distant past at Papillon Enterprise, and then admire the masterpieces at Village Artistique de Noailles. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Bureau of Ethnology, see the interesting displays at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, then hunt for treasures at Marche de Fer, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral Ruins.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Port-au-Prince online travel planner.

New York City, USA to Port-au-Prince is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Port-au-Prince reach 88°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jacmel.

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Jacmel

— 1 night
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 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Jacmel Beach, then admire the sheer force of Bassin Bleu, and then explore the world behind art at Jacmel Arts Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jacmel tour builder site.

You can drive from Port-au-Prince to Jacmel in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Jacmel are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cap-Haitien.

Things to do in Jacmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Cap-Haitien

— 2 nights

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 6th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Sans Souci Palace, contemplate the long history of Citadelle Laferrière, and then steep yourself in history at National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Heros de Vertieres, surround yourself with nature on A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cap-Haitien trip builder website.

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 February, expect nights in Cap-Haitien to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montrouis.

Things to do in Cap-Haitien

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Montrouis

— 2 nights
Montrouis is a coastal communal section in Haiti, located in the department of Artibonite, south of Saint-Marc. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): head outdoors with Kay Piat and then take an in-depth tour of Museum Ogier-Fombrun.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Montrouis road trip app.

Traveling by car from Cap-Haitien to Montrouis takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Cap-Haitien in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Montrouis, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Montrouis

Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your 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.