15 days in Suriname, Guyana & French Guiana Itinerary

15 days in Suriname, Guyana & French Guiana Itinerary

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15 days in Suriname, Guyana & French Guiana Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly + Drive:  32 h
1
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Georgetown, Guyana
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Kourou, French Guiana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Roura, French Guiana
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

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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.
Paramaribo is known for historic sites, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, get to know the resident critters at Paramaribo Zoo, take in the views from Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Centrale Markt.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paramaribo vacation planning app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Paramaribo is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Suriname Time (SRT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. In November, daily temperatures in Paramaribo can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica
Palmentuin ©
Palmentuin

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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.
Georgetown is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of St. George's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Guyana Botanical Gardens, enjoy some diversion at GT Motorsports, and make a trip to Demerara Harbour Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Georgetown trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Paramaribo to Georgetown by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paramaribo to Georgetown. When traveling from Paramaribo in November, plan for little chillier days in Georgetown, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Kourou.

Things to do in Georgetown

Wineries Museums Parks
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Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Demerara Harbour Bridge ©
Demerara Harbour Bridge

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Kourou, French Guiana

Kourou ©
If you hear any loud roars during your Kourou vacation, look up at the sky: you might have arrived in the small city just in time to see a rocket launch.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kourou: Cayenne (Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie & Place des Palmistes) and Zoo de Guyane (in Macouria). There's much more to do: get curious at Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre), examine the collection at Centre d'Archeologie Amerindienne de Kourou, head off the coast to Devil's Island, and get outside with Les Iles du Salut.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kourou visit site .

Traveling by flight from Georgetown to Kourou takes 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Guyana Time (GYT) to French Guiana Time (GFT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kourou when traveling from Georgetown in November, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Roura.

Things to do in Kourou

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cayenne, Zoo de Guyane
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Les Iles du Salut ©
Les Iles du Salut
Zoo de Guyane ©
Zoo de Guyane

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Roura, French Guiana

Roura ©
Set in the rainforest along the east bank of the Mahury River, Roura serves as a launching point for exploring French Guiana's tropical wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): head outdoors with Le Morpho and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Dominique de Roura. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Marshes of Caw and then take a stroll through Cacao Village.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Roura trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Kourou to Roura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. November in Roura sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Roura

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Marshes of Caw
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Le Morpho ©
Le Morpho
Marshes of Caw ©
Marshes of Caw
Cacao Village
Cacao Village