12 days in French Guiana Itinerary

12 days in French Guiana Itinerary

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12 days in French Guiana Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Les Hattes
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Cayenne
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Les Hattes

Les Hattes ©
Take a break from the city and head to Plage des Hattes and Maroni (Marowijne) River. Go for a jaunt from Les Hattes to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni to see Camp De La Transportation about 42 minutes away.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Les Hattes trip builder app .

Washington DC, USA to Les Hattes is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Les Hattes due to the time zone difference. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Les Hattes

Nature Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
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Plage des Hattes ©
Plage des Hattes
Camp De La Transportation ©
Camp De La Transportation

7
nights
Cayenne

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Sauveur Cathedral and Eglise Saint-Dominique de Roura. Get some cultural insight at Place des Palmistes and Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayenne: Cacao Village (in Roura) and Kourou (La Montagne des Singes, Musee de l'Espace, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Remire-Montjoly Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Guyane, buy something for everyone on your list at Centre Commercial Family Plaza, and examine the collection at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cayenne vacation planner .

You can drive from Les Hattes to Cayenne in 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Cayenne are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kourou, Remire-Montjoly, Matoury, Roura, Zoo de Guyane
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Marshes of Caw ©
Marshes of Caw
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Place des Palmistes