29 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

29 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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29 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Saint Francois, Grande-Terre Island
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Deshaies, Basse-Terre Island
— 9 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Iles des Saintes
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Calgary

9
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.
Relax by the water at St. Anne Beach and Plage des Raisins Clairs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Francois: Pointe-a-Pitre (Le Marche de la Darse, Place de la Victoire, & more), Port-Louis (Beauport le Pays de la Canne & Anse du Souffleur) and Le Gosier (Ilet du Gosier, Aquarium de la Guadeloupe, & more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Bois Jolan, stop by Marche Nocturne de Saint Francois, and get outside with Gwadloop Decouverte.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Francois vacation maker website .

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

Things to do in Saint Francois

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Le Gosier, Sainte-Anne, Pointe-a-Pitre, Port-Louis, Anse Salabouelle
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Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Plage de Bois Jolan ©
Plage de Bois Jolan
St. Anne Beach ©
St. Anne Beach

9
nights
Deshaies, Basse-Terre Island

Deshaies ©
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 Anse Tillet. Explore Deshaies' surroundings by going to Bouillante (Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe, Memorial de la Liberte, & more), Les Bieres de la Lezarde (in Petit-Bourg) and Distillerie Bologne (in Basse-Terre). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Perle, cruise along Route de la Traversee, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in the dramatic scenery at Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Deshaies trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Saint Francois to Deshaies takes 1.5 hours. January in Deshaies sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Iles des Saintes.

Things to do in Deshaies

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bouillante, Sainte Rose, Parc National, Pointe-Noire, Distillerie Bologne
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Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Plage de Malendure ©
Plage de Malendure
Anse Tillet ©
Anse Tillet

8
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Crawen and Anse Canot. Get out of town with these interesting Iles des Saintes side-trips: Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis (in Baillif), Capesterre-Belle-Eau (Le Jardin de la Rencontre & Plantation Grand Cafe) and La Soufriere Volcano (in Saint-Claude). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Les Saintes, look for gifts at Maison de la Banane, contemplate the long history of Fort Napoleon, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie Bellevue.

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

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Deshaies to Iles des Saintes takes 4.5 hours. January in Iles des Saintes sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante, Trois Rivieres, Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Ecomusee de Marie Galante
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Les Saintes ©
Les Saintes
Crawen ©
Crawen
Anse Canot ©
Anse Canot

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