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
Fly

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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 Notre Dame de Cap Haitien. Sans Souci Palace and Heros de Vertieres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Cap-Haitien side-trips: Cathedrale de Milot (in Milot) and A Paradise Cove Escape and Haitian Village Experience (in Labadee). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cap-Haitien trip itinerary planning app.

Seattle, USA to Cap-Haitien is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Cap-Haitien is 3 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in December, with highs in Cap-Haitien at 81°F and lows at 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jacmel.

Things to do in Cap-Haitien

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

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 El-Saieh Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kokoye Beach and The Bureau of Ethnology. Explore Port-au-Prince's surroundings by going to Rosie's Boutique (in Cabaret) and Museum Ogier-Fombrun (in Montrouis). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, admire the landmark architecture of Marche de Fer, 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.