17 days in Guadeloupe, Dominica & Martinique Itinerary

17 days in Guadeloupe, Dominica & Martinique Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Roseau, Dominica
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  2 h
3
Deshaies, Guadeloupe
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Trois-Ilets, Martinique
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Lima, Peru

1
night
Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe

Sainte-Anne ©
Although the surrounding area continues to depend on agriculture, Sainte-Anne thrives largely thanks to tourism, offering visitors modern infrastructure and plenty of chances to experience the authentic local lifestyle.
On the 11th (Tue), look for gifts at David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse du Souffleur, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Ilet du Gosier.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sainte-Anne visit website.

Lima, Peru to Sainte-Anne is an approximately 12- hour flight. Traveling from Lima to Sainte-Anne, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lima, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Sainte-Anne, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Roseau.

Things to do in Sainte-Anne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint Francois, Anse du Souffleur, Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau, Ilet du Gosier
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Anse du Souffleur ©
Anse du Souffleur
Ilet du Gosier ©
Ilet du Gosier
David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane ©
David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane

5
nights
Roseau, Dominica

Roseau ©
The capital city, Roseau maintains a small scale, but possesses a convincing Caribbean charm in its architecture, cuisine, and culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Titou Gorge and Champagne Beach. Explore Roseau's surroundings by going to Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Emerald Pool Nature Trail & Boiling Lake). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Dominica Botanic Gardens, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get your bearings at Public Library, and browse the exhibits of Roseau Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Roseau road trip planning website.

You can fly from Sainte-Anne to Roseau in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Deshaies.

Things to do in Roseau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Screw's Sulphur Spa
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Titou Gorge ©
Titou Gorge
Dominica Botanic Gardens ©
Dominica Botanic Gardens
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach

4
nights
Deshaies, Guadeloupe

The sleepy town of Deshaies walks the line between tradition and development, possessing an international feel while also sticking true to its island roots.
Explore hidden gems such as Plage Leroux and Domaine de Vanibel. Change things up with these side-trips from Deshaies: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Bouillante), Parc National (Route de la Traversee & Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet)) and Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere (in Vieux-Habitants). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Ilet Caret, don't miss a visit to Basse-Terre Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, and see the interesting displays at Musee du Rhum.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Deshaies trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Roseau to Deshaies takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. August in Deshaies sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trois-Ilets.

Things to do in Deshaies

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bouillante, Sainte Rose, Parc National, Vieux-Habitants, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ilet Caret ©
Ilet Caret
Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere ©
Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere

4
nights
Trois-Ilets, Martinique

Named after three nearby islands, Trois-Ilets remains a small town few casual travelers ever get to explore.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Excursions et Loisirs en Martinique and Memorial de l'Anse Caffard. Get out of town with these interesting Trois-Ilets side-trips: Diamond Rock (in Le Diamant), Le Morne Gommier (in Le Marin) and La Pointe Marin (in Sainte-Anne). There's lots more to do: get outside with Anse Figuier, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Musee de la Pagerie, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Trois-Ilets online itinerary builder.

Getting from Deshaies to Trois-Ilets by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Trois-Ilets are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trois-Ilets

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Le Diamant, Le Morne Gommier, Kayaking & Canoeing, Anse Figuier, La Pointe Marin
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Diamond Rock ©
Diamond Rock
La Pointe Marin ©
La Pointe Marin

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