18 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

18 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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18 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  17​h
Saint-Claude, Basse-Terre Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
Iles des Saintes
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
Grand Bourg
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
Saint Francois, Grande-Terre Island
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  14​h
End: Brussels

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Saint-Claude, Basse-Terre Island

Saint-Claude ©
Saint-Claude is a French commune in the overseas department of Guadeloupe. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Claude: Bouillante (Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe, Plage de Malendure, & more), Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) (in Parc National) and Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere (in Vieux-Habitants). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at La Soufriere Volcano, identify plant and animal life at Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve, steep yourself in history at Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis, and take in the exciting artwork at Reve de Sable.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saint-Claude trip maker site .

Brussels, Belgium to Saint-Claude is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Brussels to Saint-Claude, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Brussels in January, with highs in Saint-Claude at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Iles des Saintes.

Things to do in Saint-Claude

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bouillante, Reve de Sable, Distillerie Longueteau, Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis, Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere
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La Soufriere Volcano ©
La Soufriere Volcano
Scuba & Snorkeling

Iles des Saintes

Iles des Saintes ©
Iles des Saintes, a small archipelago of eight islands, remains largely unblemished by touristic developments, offering instead a serene and natural introduction to island life.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Napoleon, take in the dramatic natural features at Le Chameau, then kick back and relax at Plage de Pompierre, and finally don't miss a visit to Notre-Dame-de-l' Assomption Church. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Les Saintes and then steep yourself in history at Eglise de Terre-de-Haut.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Iles des Saintes trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Saint-Claude to Iles des Saintes in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Iles des Saintes are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Bourg.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Les Saintes ©
Les Saintes
Le Chameau ©
Le Chameau
Plage de Pompierre ©
Plage de Pompierre

Grand Bourg

Grand Bourg ©
Grand-Bourg is a commune on the island of Marie-Galante, in the French overseas region and department of Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles Caribbean. Grand Bourg is known for museums, shopping, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Ecomusee de Marie Galante, kick back and relax at Anse de Mays, steep yourself in history at Habitation Roussel - Trianon, and get some fabulous bargains at Distillerie de Poisson.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Grand Bourg trip maker tool .

Getting from Iles des Saintes to Grand Bourg by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Grand Bourg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Marie-Galante, Capesterre
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Anse Canot ©
Anse Canot
Anse de Mays ©
Anse de Mays
Habitation Roussel - Trianon ©
Habitation Roussel - Trianon

Saint Francois, Grande-Terre Island

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parc National (Cascade aux Ecrevisses & Route de la Traversee), Deshaies (Plage de Grande Anse, Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, & more) and Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau (in Morne-A-l'Eau). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe des Chateaux, look for gifts at David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane, kick back and relax at St. Anne Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Memorial Acte.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Francois day trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Grand Bourg to Saint Francois takes an hour. In January, daily temperatures in Saint Francois can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Anne, Parc National, Deshaies, Ilet du Gosier, Plage de la Perle
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Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies ©
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse