21 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

21 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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21 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Sainte Rose, Basse-Terre Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Saint-Claude, Basse-Terre Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Iles des Saintes
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
4
Saint Francois, Grande-Terre Island
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Columbus

4
nights
Sainte Rose, Basse-Terre Island

Sainte Rose ©
Sainte-Rose is a commune in the department of Guadeloupe. Change things up with these side-trips from Sainte Rose: Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe (in Bouillante), Reve de Sable (in Pointe-Noire) and Route de la Traversee (in Parc National). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Grande Anse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre et saint Paul.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Sainte Rose journey planner.

Columbus, USA to Sainte Rose is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Columbus in January, things will get warmer in Sainte Rose: highs are around 84°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint-Claude.

Things to do in Sainte Rose

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Deshaies, Parc National, Reve de Sable, Plage de la Perle, Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies ©
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
nights
Saint-Claude, Basse-Terre Island

Saint-Claude ©
Saint-Claude is a French commune in the overseas department of Guadeloupe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Claude: Bouillante (Scuba & Snorkeling, Cap Créole, & more), Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere (in Vieux-Habitants) and Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) (in Parc National). There's still lots to do: get impressive views of La Soufriere Volcano, stroll through Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve, appreciate the history behind Memorial de la Liberte, and steep yourself in history at Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis.

Plan trip to Saint-Claude with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Sainte Rose to Saint-Claude takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Saint-Claude sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Iles des Saintes.

Things to do in Saint-Claude

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bouillante, Vieux-Habitants, Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis, Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet), Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve
Highlights from your plan
La Soufriere Volcano ©
La Soufriere Volcano
Scuba & Snorkeling
Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) ©

4
nights
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.
Iles des Saintes is known for wildlife, beaches, outdoors, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Les Saintes, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame-de-l' Assomption Church, stroll through Sugarloaf Beach, and contemplate the long history of Poterie Fidelin.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Iles des Saintes route maker .

Traveling by ferry from Saint-Claude to Iles des Saintes takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Iles des Saintes can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Guadeloupe
Highlights from your plan
Les Saintes ©
Les Saintes
Crawen ©
Crawen
Poterie Fidelin ©
Poterie Fidelin

7
nights
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.
Explore Saint Francois' surroundings by going to Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau (in Morne-A-l'Eau), Anse du Souffleur (in Port-Louis) and Pointe de la Grande Vigie (in Anse-Bertrand). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe des Chateaux, kick back and relax at Plage de Bois Jolan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Petit-Havre, and head outdoors with Plage de La Caravelle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Francois trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by ferry from Iles des Saintes to Saint Francois takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saint Francois are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Anne, Le Gosier, Anse du Souffleur, Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau, Pointe de la Grande Vigie
Highlights from your plan
Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Plage des Raisins Clairs ©
Plage des Raisins Clairs
Plage de Bois Jolan ©
Plage de Bois Jolan

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