23 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

23 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guadeloupe visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Deshaies
— 6 nights
Drive
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Saint Francois
— 10 nights
Ferry
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Iles des Saintes
— 5 nights
Drive to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Fly to Henri Coandă International 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Deshaies: Bouillante (Zoo de Guadeloupe (Parc des Mamelles) & Plage de Malendure), Parc National (Route de la Traversee & Cascade aux Ecrevisses) and Les Bieres de la Lezarde (in Petit-Bourg). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Grande Anse, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head off the coast to Ilet Caret, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de la Perle.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Deshaies online journey planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Deshaies is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Bucharest in December; daily highs in Deshaies reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Deshaies

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Francois

— 10 nights
A modern seaside resort town, Saint Francois attracts visitors with its well-preserved landscape and coastline, along with its large number of luxury hotels.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Francois: Memorial Acte (in Pointe-a-Pitre), Anse du Souffleur (in Port-Louis) and Les Marches des Esclaves (in Petit-Canal). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux, head outdoors with Plage de La Caravelle, see Off-Road Tours, and get interesting insight from Tours.

Planning Saint Francois trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Deshaies to Saint Francois takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Saint Francois, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Iles des Saintes.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Iles des Saintes

— 5 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Iles des Saintes side-trips: Capesterre-Belle-Eau (Distillerie Longueteau & Plage de Bananier), Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) (in Parc National) and Saint-Claude (Madatet Fishing & La Soufriere Volcano). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Les Saintes, contemplate the long history of Parc Archéologique des Roches Gravées, enjoy the sand and surf at Crawen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame-de-l' Assomption Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Iles des Saintes trip planner.

Getting from Saint Francois to Iles des Saintes by ferry takes about 3 hours. January in Iles des Saintes sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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.