12 days in United States, Martinique & Guadeloupe Itinerary

12 days in United States, Martinique & Guadeloupe Itinerary

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Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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Le Morne-Rouge, Martinique
— 1 night
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Drive to Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport, Fly to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Drive to Bouillante
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Bouillante, Guadeloupe
— 1 day
Drive
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Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
— 7 nights
Drive to Pointe-a-Pitre, Fly to New York City
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New York City, United States
— 1 night
Fly

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Chicago, United States

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago road trip planning site.

Milwaukee to Chicago is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Chicago are 32°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. You'll set off for Le Morne-Rouge on the 9th (Wed).

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Le Morne-Rouge, Martinique

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): kick back and relax at Anse Turin and then explore the ancient world of Theatre of Saint-Pierre.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Le Morne-Rouge itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Chicago to Le Morne-Rouge with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in January: high temperatures in Le Morne-Rouge hover around 84°F and lows are around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bouillante.

Things to do in Le Morne-Rouge

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bouillante, Guadeloupe

— 1 day
Bouillante is a commune in the French overseas region and department of Guadeloupe, in the Lesser Antilles.HistoryBouillante was founded about 1635 with the arrival of some of Guadeloupe's first colonists. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade aux Ecrevisses, then get outside with Le Tapeur, and then stroll through Plage de Petite Anse.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bouillante trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Le Morne-Rouge to Bouillante with the Route module. In January in Bouillante, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Bouillante

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Saint Francois, Guadeloupe

— 7 nights
A modern seaside resort town, Saint Francois attracts visitors with its well-preserved landscape and coastline, along with its large number of luxury hotels.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Anne Beach and Anse du Souffleur. Get in touch with nature at Plage de Bois Jolan and Le Flibustier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Francois: Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau (in Morne-A-l'Eau), Le Gosier (Plage de la Datcha, Anse a Jacques, &more) and Les Marches des Esclaves (in Petit-Canal). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe des Chateaux, head outdoors with Feeling Kite, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Laborde, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse a la Gourde.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Francois online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bouillante to Saint Francois takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Saint Francois are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to New York City.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

New York City, United States

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and then appreciate the history behind Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New York City travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Saint Francois to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Saint Francois in January; daily highs in New York City reach 40°F and lows reach 24°F. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Martinique travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
The mountainous island of Martinique offers travelers everything from stunning natural landscapes, to vibrant towns and enticing cuisine. The island's varied scenery includes numerous scenic beaches, lush forests, and a majestic volcano that towers over the St. Pierre harbor. A range of activities await you on your Martinique holiday, allowing you to spend your days lounging on the sand and enjoying the azure waters, sampling gastronomic delicacies, or frequenting the shops, clubs, and cafes in the capital city of Fort-de-France.

Guadeloupe travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Butterfly Island
Experience a lively mixture of French and Afro-Caribbean culture on your Guadeloupe vacation. The archipelago consists of two main islands connected by bridges spanning a mangrove swamp, and a number of smaller islands to the south. The island of Grande Terre is mostly flat and arid, offering numerous scenic beaches and lively small towns, while Basse Terre features verdant jungles and mountainous terrain, crowned by a tall volcano. On a tour of Guadeloupe, you can enjoy a variety of beach activities, partake in hiking through a national park, and bask in the vibrant atmosphere of charming towns and villages.