18 days in Caribbean Itinerary

18 days in Caribbean Itinerary

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18 days in Caribbean Itinerary

Start: New Orleans, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Roseau, Dominica
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Castries, St. Lucia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  3​h
4
Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Phoenix, United States

5
nights
Saint Francois, Guadeloupe

Saint Francois ©
A modern seaside resort town, Saint Francois attracts visitors with its well-preserved landscape and coastline, along with its large number of luxury hotels.
Relax by the water at Plage de Grande Anse and Anse a la Gourde. Visiting La Soufriere Volcano and Plage de Bois Jolan will get you outdoors. Explore Saint Francois' surroundings by going to Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau (in Morne-A-l'Eau) and Jardin Botanique de Deshaies (in Deshaies). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Gwadloop Decouverte, and explore the world behind art at Museum Of Fine Arts Of St-Francois.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Francois trip itinerary maker site .

New Orleans, USA to Saint Francois is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Saint Francois due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Saint Francois, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Roseau.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Anne, Deshaies, La Soufriere Volcano, Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau
Highlights from your plan
Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Plage de Bois Jolan ©
Plage de Bois Jolan

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.
Get in touch with nature at Emerald Pool Nature Trail and Valley of Desolation. Venture out of the city with trips to Scott's Head Pinnacles (in Scotts Head) and Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Boiling Lake & Morne Nichols). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Trafalgar Falls, kick back and relax at Champagne Beach, steep yourself in history at Fort Shirley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Screw's Sulphur Spa.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Roseau trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Saint Francois to Roseau in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Castries.

Things to do in Roseau

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Dominica, Scott's Head Pinnacles
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Pool Nature Trail ©
Emerald Pool Nature Trail
Boiling Lake ©
Boiling Lake
Trafalgar Falls ©
Trafalgar Falls

3
nights
Castries, St. Lucia

Castries ©
The capital and largest city in Saint Lucia, Castries has a number of cultural sites to explore, and recreational areas to enjoy.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rodney Bay and Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Escape the urban bustle at Pigeon Island National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Castries' surroundings by going to Soufriere (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Morne Coubaril Estate). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Reduit Beach and stop by Diamonds International.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Castries journey planning website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Roseau to Castries in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daytime highs in Castries are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bequia.

Things to do in Castries

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St. Lucia, Soufriere
Highlights from your plan
Rodney Bay ©
Rodney Bay
Pigeon Island National Park ©
Pigeon Island National Park
Reduit Beach ©
Reduit Beach

3
nights
Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Bequia ©
Although it covers just 18 sq km (7 sq mi), Bequia is the largest of over 30 islands making up the Grenadines chain.
Visit Princess Margaret Beach and Lower Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Ravine Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Industry Bay, take in the exciting artwork at The Oasis Art Gallery & Gift Shop, identify plant and animal life at Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, and learn about all things military at Bequia Maritime Museum.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bequia visit planning tool .

Getting from Castries to Bequia by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3 hours. October in Bequia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bequia

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Princess Margaret Beach ©
Princess Margaret Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary ©
Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary

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