8 days in Caribbean Itinerary

8 days in Caribbean Itinerary

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8 days in Caribbean Itinerary

Washington DC, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
Washington DC, United States

1
day
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin

Philipsburg ©
Take a trip to Philipsburg, the capital of Sint Maarten, and enjoy dynamic nightlife and great shopping.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for gifts at Caribbean Gems and then examine the collection at Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Philipsburg itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Philipsburg is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Philipsburg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in February, with highs in Philipsburg at 82°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Christ Church Parish.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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Caribbean Gems ©
Caribbean Gems
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit ©
Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit
Shopper's Haven ©
Shopper's Haven

2
days
Christ Church Parish, Barbados

Christ Church Parish ©
Christ Church Parish, situated on the southern tip of Barbados, remains a popular vacation spot thanks to its proximity to an international airport.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Red Clay Pottery, contemplate the waterfront views at Carlisle Bay, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Hunte's Gardens, then steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Abbey, then explore the fascinating underground world of Harrison's Cave, and finally steep yourself in history at Stavronikita.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Christ Church Parish vacation builder.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Philipsburg to Christ Church Parish in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Christ Church Parish are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Christ Church Parish

Parks Adventure Wildlife

Side Trips

Bridgetown, St. Nicholas Abbey, Hunte's Gardens, Harrison's Cave
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Carlisle Bay ©
Carlisle Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Clay Pottery ©
Red Clay Pottery

2
days
Havana, Cuba

Havana
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pharmaceutical Museum as well as Playa de Jibacoa. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a stroll through Miramar, see the interesting displays at Taquechel Pharmacy Museum, wander the streets of Central Havana, then examine the collection at Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Jibacoa. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Calle Obispo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Regla, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally examine the collection at Pharmaceutical Museum.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Christ Church Parish to Havana takes 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Christ Church Parish to Havana is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Christ Church Parish in February since evenings lows in Havana dip to 60°F. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trips

Playa de Jibacoa, Pharmaceutical Museum
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Central Havana
Central Havana
Calle Obispo ©
Calle Obispo
Pharmaceutical Museum ©
Pharmaceutical Museum

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