16 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

16 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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16 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  17 h 15 min
1
Deshaies, Basse-Terre Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Saint Francois, Grande-Terre Island
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  17 h
End: Kansas City

7
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Plage de Grande Anse and Plage Naturiste. Get some cultural insight at Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere and Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis. Change things up with these side-trips from Deshaies: Ranch de Moreau (in Goyave), Plantation Grand Cafe (in Capesterre-Belle-Eau) and Bains des Amours (in Gourbeyre). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Leroux, contemplate the geological forces at La Soufriere Volcano, head outdoors with Plage Cluny, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Deshaies trip planner.

Kansas City, USA to Deshaies is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Kansas City in December, with highs in Deshaies at 85°F and lows at 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Deshaies

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte Rose, Bouillante, Bains des Amours, Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis, Plantation Grand Cafe
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Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Anse Tillet ©
Anse Tillet
Plage de Petite Anse ©
Plage de Petite Anse

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pointe des Chateaux and Museum Of Fine Arts Of St-Francois. Step off the beaten path and head to Anse a la Gourde and Musee Costumes et Traditions. Explore Saint Francois' surroundings by going to Anse Laborde (in Anse-Bertrand), Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau (in Morne-A-l'Eau) and Le Gosier (Plage de la Datcha, Fort Fleur d'Epee, & more). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Kreol West Indies, explore the striking landscape at Porte d'Enfer, get outside with Gwadloop Decouverte, and stroll through La Douche.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Francois trip builder site .

Drive from Deshaies to Saint Francois in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Le Gosier, Sainte-Anne, Le Moule, Anse Laborde, Le Chameau
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Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Anse a la Gourde ©
Anse a la Gourde
Scuba & Snorkeling

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