8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guadeloupe travel route planner

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Saint Francois
— 3 nights
Drive
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Deshaies
— 4 nights
Drive to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Fly to Chicago

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Saint Francois

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Francois: Memorial Acte (in Pointe-a-Pitre) and Aquarium de la Guadeloupe (in Le Gosier). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux, get outside with Plage de La Caravelle, stop by La Case Aux Tresors, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint Francois sightseeing tool.

Chicago, USA to Saint Francois is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Saint Francois, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Saint Francois is much warmer than Chicago - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Deshaies.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Deshaies

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Deshaies side-trips: Bouillante (Zoo de Guadeloupe (Parc des Mamelles) & Plage de Malendure). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, kick back and relax at Plage de la Perle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Grande Anse, and head outdoors with Regy Balade.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Deshaies trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Saint Francois to Deshaies takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Deshaies, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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.