19 days in Haiti Itinerary

19 days in Haiti Itinerary

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19 days in Haiti Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Port-au-Prince
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Montrouis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Les Cayes
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Petit Goave
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Jacmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Cap-Haitien
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: London

3
nights
Port-au-Prince

Port-au-Prince ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port-au-Prince: Bassin Zim (in Hinche), Place Saint-Pierre (in Petionville) and Village Artistique de Noailles (in Croix-des-Bouquets). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Musee du Pantheon National Haitien, explore and take pictures at Atis rezistans, get a taste of the local shopping with Papillon Enterprise, and make a trip to Champ de Mars.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port-au-Prince trip planner .

London, UK to Port-au-Prince is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Port-au-Prince reach 37°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Montrouis.

Things to do in Port-au-Prince

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Petionville, Village Artistique de Noailles, Bassin Zim
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Musee du Pantheon National Haitien ©
Bassin Zim ©
Bassin Zim
Marche de Fer ©
Marche de Fer

2
nights
Montrouis

Montrouis ©
Montrouis is a coastal communal section in Haiti, located in the department of Artibonite, south of Saint-Marc. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Kay Piat, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Ogier-Fombrun, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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Traveling by car from Port-au-Prince to Montrouis takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Montrouis are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You will leave for Les Cayes on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Montrouis

Outdoors Museums
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Museum Ogier-Fombrun ©
Museum Ogier-Fombrun

3
nights
Les Cayes

Les Cayes ©
Les Cayes, often referred to as Aux Cayes, is a commune and seaport in the Les Cayes Arrondissement, in the Sud department of Haiti, with a population of 71,236. Escape the urban bustle at Grotte Marie Jeanne and Saut-Mathurine. Change things up with these side-trips from Les Cayes: Fort des Oliviers (in Saint-Louis-du-Sud), Cascade Touyac (in Port-Salut) and Fort des Anglais (in Zanglais). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gelee Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Les Cayes trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Montrouis to Les Cayes by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Petit Goave.

Things to do in Les Cayes

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grotte Marie Jeanne, Cascade Touyac, Saut-Mathurine, Fort des Anglais, Fort des Oliviers
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Grotte Marie Jeanne ©
Grotte Marie Jeanne
Cascade Touyac ©
Cascade Touyac
Saut-Mathurine ©
Saut-Mathurine

3
nights
Petit Goave

Petit Goave
Petit-Goâve is a coastal commune in the Léogâne Arrondissement in the Ouest department of Haiti. Petit Goave is known for beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kokoye Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Petit Goave road trip planning tool .

Drive from Les Cayes to Petit Goave in 2 hours. May in Petit Goave sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel to Jacmel.

Things to do in Petit Goave

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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2
nights
Jacmel

Jacmel ©
Sitting sheltered from the elements in a wide bay, Jacmel has gained a reputation as a welcoming and peaceful coastal town.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Jacmel Arts Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jacmel Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bassin Bleu. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche de Fer.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jacmel trip planner .

Getting from Petit Goave to Jacmel by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Jacmel can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jacmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bassin Bleu ©
Bassin Bleu
Jacmel Beach ©
Jacmel Beach
Jacmel Arts Center ©
Jacmel Arts Center

2
nights
Cap-Haitien

Cap-Haitien ©
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 15th (Wed): steep yourself in history at National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers, then contemplate the long history of Citadelle Laferrière, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Milot, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sans Souci Palace. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Heros de Vertieres and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cap-Haitien online sightseeing planner .

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. When traveling from Jacmel in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cap-Haitien: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 30°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Cap-Haitien

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Milot, National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
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Citadelle Laferrière ©
Citadelle Laferrière
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Cap Haitien ©
Sans Souci Palace ©
Sans Souci Palace

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