29 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

29 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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Fly to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Drive to Saint Francois
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Saint Francois
— 9 nights
Drive
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Deshaies
— 9 nights
Bus to Pointe-à-Pitre, Ferry to Iles des Saintes
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Iles des Saintes
— 8 nights
Drive to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Fly to Calgary International Airport

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Saint Francois

— 9 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.
Relax by the water at Plage des Raisins Clairs and Plage de Bois Jolan. Explore Saint Francois' surroundings by going to Pointe-a-Pitre (Le Marche de la Darse, Place de la Victoire, &more), Le Gosier (Ilet du Gosier, Aquarium de la Guadeloupe, &more) and Port-Louis (Beauport le Pays de la Canne & Anse du Souffleur). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe des Chateaux, look for gifts at Boutique Ti Lolo La - Vegetables peyi s Exotic fruits, Vanilla, Spices., get outside with Plage de La Caravelle, and kick back and relax at St. Anne Beach.

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Calgary, Canada to Saint Francois is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Calgary to Saint Francois due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in January, with highs in Saint Francois at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Deshaies.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deshaies

— 9 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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Grande Anse and Plage de la Perle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deshaies: Distillerie Bologne (in Basse-Terre), Bouillante (Zoo de Guadeloupe (Parc des Mamelles), Memorial de la Liberte, &more) and Les Bieres de la Lezarde (in Petit-Bourg). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, take in the dramatic scenery at Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Leroux, and stroll through Anse Tillet - INTERDIT AUX NUDISTES.

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Drive from Saint Francois to Deshaies 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 your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Iles des Saintes.

Things to do in Deshaies

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Iles des Saintes

— 8 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Crawen and Plage de Grande Anse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Iles des Saintes: Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis (in Baillif), La Soufriere Volcano (in Saint-Claude) and Capesterre-Belle-Eau (Le Jardin de la Rencontre & Plantation Grand Cafe). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Les Saintes, steep yourself in history at Poterie Fidelin, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse de Mays, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie Bellevue.

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You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Deshaies to Iles des Saintes in 5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.