10 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

10 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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10 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
Saint-Claude, Basse-Terre Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Deshaies, Basse-Terre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sainte-Anne, Grande-Terre Island
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Saint Francois, Grande-Terre Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  34​h
End: Sydney

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day
Saint-Claude, Basse-Terre Island

Saint-Claude ©
Saint-Claude is a French commune in the overseas department of Guadeloupe. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at La Soufriere Volcano.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Saint-Claude day trip planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Saint-Claude is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Saint-Claude is minus 14 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saint-Claude are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Deshaies.

Things to do in Saint-Claude

Nature Parks
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La Soufriere Volcano ©
La Soufriere Volcano

1
night
Deshaies, Basse-Terre Island

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 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Perle, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Grande Anse.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Deshaies trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Claude to Deshaies in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In January in Deshaies, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sainte-Anne.

Things to do in Deshaies

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Plage de la Perle
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Jardin Botanique de Deshaies ©
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse

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nights
Sainte-Anne, Grande-Terre Island

Sainte-Anne ©
Although the surrounding area continues to depend on agriculture, Sainte-Anne thrives largely thanks to tourism, offering visitors modern infrastructure and plenty of chances to experience the authentic local lifestyle.
On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at St. Anne Beach, stroll through Plage de Bois Jolan, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium de la Guadeloupe. On the next day, get outside with Plage de La Caravelle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ilet du Gosier.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sainte-Anne online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Deshaies to Sainte-Anne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Sainte-Anne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Le Gosier
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Plage de Bois Jolan ©
Plage de Bois Jolan
St. Anne Beach ©
St. Anne Beach
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe ©
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe and Plage de Malendure. Go for a jaunt from Saint Francois to Bouillante to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe des Chateaux, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage des Raisins Clairs, and take in the dramatic natural features at Porte d'Enfer.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Saint Francois day trip planning site .

Saint Francois is just a short distance from Sainte-Anne. In January, daytime highs in Saint Francois are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bouillante, Porte d'Enfer
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Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Plage de Malendure ©
Plage de Malendure