10 days in Georgetown, Paramaribo & French Guiana Itinerary

10 days in Georgetown, Paramaribo & French Guiana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  16 h 15 min
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Georgetown, Guyana
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Cayenne, French Guiana
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Boston, United States

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Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
You've now added Moksha - Centre for Holistic Health Therapy to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the galleries of Guyana National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. George's Cathedral, and then admire the natural beauty at Promenade Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Stabroek Market, relax and rejuvenate at Moksha - Centre for Holistic Health Therapy, and then take in the views from Kissing Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Georgetown online trip itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Georgetown is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Guyana Time is 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Boston in January: high temperatures in Georgetown hover around 84°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

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Promenade Gardens ©
Promenade Gardens
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Stabroek Market ©
Stabroek Market

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Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©
With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Centrale Markt, then contemplate the long history of Fort Zeelandia, and then don't miss a visit to Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Lalla Rookh Museum, then explore the activities along Commewijne River, then snap pictures at Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge, and finally stroll around Palmentuin.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paramaribo day trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Georgetown to Paramaribo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Georgetown to Paramaribo. In January, daytime highs in Paramaribo are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Paramaribo

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Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Palmentuin ©
Palmentuin
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard) ©
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard)

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kourou (Centre d'Archeologie Amerindienne de Kourou, Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre), &more). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Devil's Island, examine the collection at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, take a stroll through Place des Palmistes, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sauveur Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cayenne trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Paramaribo to Cayenne with the Route module. January in Cayenne sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayenne

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Kourou
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Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) ©
Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre)
Devil's Island ©
Devil's Island
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Place des Palmistes