37 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

37 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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Fly to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Drive to Iles des Saintes
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Iles des Saintes
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Saint Francois
— 13 nights
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Deshaies
— 11 nights
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Iles des Saintes

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.
Explore Iles des Saintes' surroundings by going to Saint-Claude (La Soufriere Volcano, Chute du Galion, &more), Gourbeyre (Bassin Bleu & Bains des Amours) and Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis (in Baillif). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Crawen, take in the dramatic natural features at Le Chameau, explore by horseback at Ranch de Moreau, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Pompierre.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Iles des Saintes is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zurich to Iles des Saintes, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Iles des Saintes reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau (in Morne-A-l'Eau), Memorial Acte (in Pointe-a-Pitre) and Le Gosier (Fort Fleur d'Epee, Aquarium de la Guadeloupe, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through St. Anne Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Raisins Clairs, and take the plunge with Caraibe Parachutisme.

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Traveling by ferry from Iles des Saintes to Saint Francois takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saint Francois can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Deshaies.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Deshaies side-trips: Bouillante (Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe, Memorial de la Liberte, &more), Parc National (Cascade aux Ecrevisses & Route de la Traversee) and Le Tapeur (in Pointe-Noire). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Grande Anse, head outdoors with Regy Balade, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Deshaies trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Saint Francois to Deshaies takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Deshaies sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Deshaies

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.