20 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

20 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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Train to Montparnasse 2 - Gare Tgv, Bus to Paris Orly, Fly to Pointe-a-Pitre
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Deshaies
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sainte-Anne
— 7 nights
Bus to Pointe-à-Pitre, Ferry to Iles des Saintes
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Iles des Saintes
— 6 nights
Drive to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Fly to Rennes-Saint-Jacques Airport

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Deshaies

— 6 nights
The sleepy town of Deshaies walks the line between tradition and development, possessing an international feel while also sticking true to its island roots.
Venture out of the city with trips to Les Bieres de la Lezarde (in Petit-Bourg), Bouillante (Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe, Memorial de la Liberte, &more) and Parc National (Route de la Traversee & Cascade aux Ecrevisses). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Grande Anse, stroll through Plage de la Perle, take in the exciting artwork at Reve de Sable, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Deshaies road trip planning website.

Rennes, France to Deshaies is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 5 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Rennes in January, with highs in Deshaies at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sainte-Anne.

Things to do in Deshaies

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Sainte-Anne

— 7 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Sainte-Anne: Saint Francois (Kreol West Indies, Pointe des Chateaux, &more), Anse du Souffleur (in Port-Louis) and Petit-Canal (Yaka Gwada & Les Marches des Esclaves). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Anne Beach, add some adventure to your tour with Kaya'kool, step off the mainland to explore Petite Terre, and meet the residents at Aquarium de la Guadeloupe.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sainte-Anne trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Deshaies to Sainte-Anne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Iles des Saintes.

Things to do in Sainte-Anne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Iles des Saintes

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis (in Baillif), Saint-Claude (Madatet Fishing & La Soufriere Volcano) and Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere (in Vieux-Habitants). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Les Saintes, trot along with Les Ecuries de la Coulisse, kick back and relax at Sugarloaf Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Crawen.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Iles des Saintes trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sainte-Anne to Iles des Saintes takes 4.5 hours. In January in Iles des Saintes, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.