9 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

9 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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9 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Saint Francois, Grande-Terre Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Basse-Terre, Basse-Terre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Sainte Rose, Basse-Terre Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d'Enfer and then get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Raisins Clairs, look for gifts at David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane, then get outside with Gwadloop Decouverte, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Bois Jolan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saint Francois journey planner.

Chicago, USA to Saint Francois is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Saint Francois hover around 85°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Basse-Terre.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sainte-Anne, Porte d'Enfer
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Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Plage des Raisins Clairs ©
Plage des Raisins Clairs
Plage de Bois Jolan ©
Plage de Bois Jolan

1
night
Basse-Terre, Basse-Terre Island

Basse-Terre ©
Located on an island of the same name, the town of Basse-Terre serves as a base for rural adventures, while having a lot of appeal on its own terms.
Guadeloupe National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Guadeloupe National Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Basse-Terre trip builder tool .

You can drive from Saint Francois to Basse-Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Sainte Rose.

Things to do in Basse-Terre

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Guadeloupe National Park ©
Guadeloupe National Park

4
nights
Sainte Rose, Basse-Terre Island

Sainte Rose ©
Sainte-Rose is a commune in the department of Guadeloupe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sainte Rose: Bouillante (Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe, Memorial de la Liberte, &more) and Reve de Sable (in Pointe-Noire). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade aux Ecrevisses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre et saint Paul, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sainte Rose road trip planning website .

You can drive from Basse-Terre to Sainte Rose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sainte Rose

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bouillante, Deshaies, Room Escape Games, Reve de Sable, Cascade aux Ecrevisses
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Jardin Botanique de Deshaies ©
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies
Scuba & Snorkeling

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