8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guadeloupe planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Ferry to Pointe-à-Pitre, Bus to Vernou, Drive to Parc National
Parc National
— 2 nights
Saint Francois
— 2 nights



— 2 nights
Marie-Galante attracts visitors looking for a peaceful beachside holiday, with the largely rural and agricultural island lacking the crowds of others in the archipelago.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Les Lampes de Caroline. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Anse de Mays and then kick back and relax at Anse Canot.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marie-Galante trip maker website.

Bridgetown, Barbados to Marie-Galante is an approximately 10-hour travel. In August, daily temperatures in Marie-Galante can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Parc National.

Things to do in Marie-Galante

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Parc National

— 2 nights
In a lush mountain landscape that remains one of the Caribbean's wildest areas, Parc National encompasses nearly 30,000 ha (74,000 ac) of rainforests intersected by hiking trails.
Explore Parc National's surroundings by going to Bouillante (Plage de Malendure, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Deshaies (Plage de Grande Anse & Jardin Botanique de Deshaies) and La Soufriere Volcano (in Saint-Claude). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Guadeloupe (Parc des Mamelles), admire the sheer force of Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet), and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin de la Rencontre.

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Getting from Marie-Galante to Parc National by combination of ferry, bus, and car takes about 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Parc National are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Parc National

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Francois

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for gifts at Marche de la Rotonde, head outdoors with Plage de La Caravelle, and then stroll through St. Anne Beach. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saint Francois online route planner.

Getting from Parc National to Saint Francois by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. August in Saint Francois sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Guadeloupe travel guide

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.