8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Iles des Saintes
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Deshaies, Basse-Terre Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saint Francois, Grande-Terre Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort Napoleon and then step off the mainland to explore Les Saintes. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Crawen and then contemplate the geological forces at La Soufriere Volcano.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Iles des Saintes itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Iles des Saintes is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Iles des Saintes due to the time zone difference. In December, Iles des Saintes is warmer than New York City - with highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Deshaies.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Guadeloupe, La Soufriere Volcano
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Les Saintes ©
Les Saintes
La Soufriere Volcano ©
La Soufriere Volcano
Crawen ©
Crawen

2
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.
On the 13th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe, view the masterpieces at Reve de Sable, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Plage de Grande Anse, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre et saint Paul.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Deshaies trip planning app .

Do a combination of ferry and car from Iles des Saintes to Deshaies in 4.5 hours. December in Deshaies sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Deshaies

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe, Reve de Sable, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Jardin Botanique de Deshaies ©
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe ©

3
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.
Saint Francois is known for historic sites, beaches, shopping, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux, look for gifts at David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane, head outdoors with Plage de La Caravelle, and kick back and relax at St. Anne Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saint Francois route planning site .

Getting from Deshaies to Saint Francois by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sainte-Anne
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Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Plage des Raisins Clairs ©
Plage des Raisins Clairs
St. Anne Beach ©
St. Anne Beach

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