8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guadeloupe trip 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Francois: Memorial Acte (in Pointe-a-Pitre) and Aquarium de la Guadeloupe (in Le Gosier). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe des Chateaux, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Anne Beach, stop by La Case Aux Tresors, and head outdoors with Plage de La Caravelle.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint Francois trip itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Saint Francois is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Saint Francois due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Saint Francois, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Deshaies: Bouillante (Zoo de Guadeloupe (Parc des Mamelles) & Plage de Malendure). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Pierre et saint Paul, view the masterpieces at Reve de Sable, and kick back and relax at Plage de la Perle.

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Getting from Saint Francois to Deshaies by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Deshaies sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly 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.