17 days in French Guiana, Albina & Guadeloupe Itinerary

17 days in French Guiana, Albina & Guadeloupe Itinerary

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17 days in French Guiana, Albina & Guadeloupe Itinerary

Start: Paramaribo, Suriname
Drive:  2​h
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Albina, Suriname
— Few hours
ferry:  30​min
2
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Cayenne, French Guiana
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
4
Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
5
Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Sainte Rose, Guadeloupe
— 2 nights
bus:  15​min
7
Deshaies, Guadeloupe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h
9
Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 15​min
10
Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
11
Cayenne, French Guiana
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
12
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Paramaribo, Suriname


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Albina, Suriname

Albina
Albina is a town in eastern Suriname, and is capital of the Marowijne District. To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Albina online day trip planner .

Paramaribo to Albina is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You will leave for Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Albina

Nature Parks
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Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
As an arrival point for prisoners, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni played an important role in French Guiana history as a penal colony of France.
To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Albina to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni. You will leave for Cayenne on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

Nature Parks
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Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Remire-Montjoly Beach and then wander the streets of Place des Palmistes.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cayenne online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni to Cayenne with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Pointe-a-Pitre on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Cayenne

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Remire-Montjoly Beach ©
Remire-Montjoly Beach
Place des Palmistes ©
Place des Palmistes

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Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Pointe-a-Pitre ©
Pointe-à-Pitre is the largest city of Guadeloupe, an overseas région and département of France located in the Lesser Antilles, of which it is a sous-préfecture, being the seat of the Arrondissement of Pointe-à-Pitre.Although Pointe-à-Pitre is not Guadeloupe's administrative capital (that distinction goes to Basse-Terre), it is nonetheless the region's largest city and economic capital. On the 19th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Memorial Acte, enjoy the sand and surf at Ilet du Gosier, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium de la Guadeloupe.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pointe-a-Pitre visit planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayenne to Pointe-a-Pitre. The time zone changes from French Guiana Time (GFT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Pointe-a-Pitre

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Le Gosier
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Memorial Acte ©
Memorial Acte
Ilet du Gosier ©
Ilet du Gosier
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe ©
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe

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Saint Francois, Guadeloupe

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.
Appreciate the collections at GEOGRAINES: Boutique artisanal and Musee de la prehistoire amerindienne Edgar-Clerc. Bring the kids along to Plage de Bois Jolan and Plage des Raisins Clairs. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Francois: La Maison du Crabe (in Le Moule), Pointe de la Grande Vigie (in Anse-Bertrand) and Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau (in Morne-A-l'Eau). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux, stroll through Anse a la Gourde, explore the world behind art at Musee Des Beaux Arts, and get outside with FEELING KITE.

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

You can drive from Pointe-a-Pitre to Saint Francois in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Saint Francois can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sainte Rose.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Anne, Le Moule, Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau, Pointe de la Grande Vigie
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St. Anne Beach ©
St. Anne Beach
Plage de Bois Jolan ©
Plage de Bois Jolan
Plage des Raisins Clairs ©
Plage des Raisins Clairs

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Sainte Rose, Guadeloupe

Sainte-Rose is a commune in the department of Guadeloupe. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Domaine de Severin and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sainte Rose online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Francois to Sainte Rose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Sainte Rose sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Deshaies.

Things to do in Sainte Rose

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Musee du Rhum ©
Musee du Rhum
Domaine de Severin ©
Domaine de Severin

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Deshaies, Guadeloupe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre et saint Paul and then kick back and relax at Plage de Grande Anse. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Habitation Cote Sous-le-Vent, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Malendure.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Deshaies day trip planning app .

Deshaies is just a short distance from Sainte Rose. April in Deshaies sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Claude.

Things to do in Deshaies

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bouillante, Pointe-Noire
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Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe

Saint-Claude ©
Saint-Claude is a French commune in the overseas department of Guadeloupe. On the 30th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) and then contemplate the geological forces at La Soufriere Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Cafe Chaulet - Musee du Cafe, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve, then steep yourself in history at Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere, and finally don't miss a visit to Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Claude vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Deshaies to Saint-Claude takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Iles des Saintes.

Things to do in Saint-Claude

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vieux-Habitants, Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis, Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet), Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve
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Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) ©
La Soufriere Volcano ©
La Soufriere Volcano

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Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Napoleon and then step off the mainland to explore Les Saintes.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Iles des Saintes trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint-Claude to Iles des Saintes. In May in Iles des Saintes, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Pointe-a-Pitre.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guadeloupe
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Les Saintes ©
Les Saintes
Fort Napoleon ©
Fort Napoleon

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Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Pointe-a-Pitre
To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pointe-a-Pitre trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Iles des Saintes to Pointe-a-Pitre. You'll set off for Cayenne on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Pointe-a-Pitre

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne
On the 3rd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Domaine Pascaud.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cayenne trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Pointe-a-Pitre to Cayenne with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pointe-a-Pitre to Cayenne. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.

Things to do in Cayenne

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Domaine Pascaud
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Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cayenne to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

Nature Parks
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