18 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

18 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guadeloupe trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Drive to Sainte-Anne
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Sainte-Anne
— 4 nights
Bus to Saint-François, Ferry to La Desirade
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La Desirade
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Iles des Saintes
— 2 nights
Ferry to Trois-Rivieres, Drive to Bouillante
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Bouillante
— 5 nights
Drive to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Fly to Nashville International Airport

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Sainte-Anne

— 4 nights
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.
Explore Sainte-Anne's surroundings by going to Saint Francois (Pointe des Chateaux & David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sainte Rose) and Parc National (Cascade aux Ecrevisses & Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet)). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through St. Anne Beach, head outdoors with Plage de La Caravelle, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Acte, and kick back and relax at Plage de Bois Jolan.

Before you visit Sainte-Anne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Nashville, USA to Sainte-Anne is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Nashville in January, with highs in Sainte-Anne at 84°F and lows at 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to La Desirade.

Things to do in Sainte-Anne

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Desirade

— 4 nights
La Desirade is known for parks and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to La Desirade and stroll through Fifi Beach.

Make your La Desirade itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sainte-Anne to La Desirade in 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in La Desirade are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to Iles des Saintes.

Things to do in La Desirade

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Iles des Saintes

— 2 nights

Les 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.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fort Napoleon and then step off the mainland to explore Les Saintes. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Crawen, steep yourself in history at Poterie Fidelin, and then head off the coast to Petite Terre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Iles des Saintes journey planner.

Traveling by ferry from La Desirade to Iles des Saintes takes 4.5 hours. In January in Iles des Saintes, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bouillante.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Bouillante

— 5 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Bouillante side-trips: La Soufriere Volcano (in Saint-Claude), Deshaies (Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, Plage de Grande Anse, &more) and Plage de la Perle (in Rifflet). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Guadeloupe (Parc des Mamelles), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis, and admire the natural beauty at Habitation Cote Sous-le-Vent.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bouillante holiday maker website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Iles des Saintes to Bouillante takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 69°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bouillante

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Guadeloupe travel guide

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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.