17 days in Suriname Itinerary

17 days in Suriname Itinerary

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17 days in Suriname Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Drive:  14 h
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
Saramacca District
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
Nieuw Nickerie
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
Sipaliwini District
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam


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.
Change things up with a short trip to Fort Nieuw Amsterdam in Nieuw Amsterdam (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fort Zeelandia, ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace, make a trip to Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica.

To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paramaribo trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Paramaribo is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Amsterdam to Paramaribo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in January; daily highs in Paramaribo reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Saramacca District.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
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Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard) ©
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard)
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica

Saramacca District

Saramacca District ©
Saramacca is a district of Suriname, in the north. On the 2nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Tafelberg Nature Preserve.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saramacca District tour builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paramaribo to Saramacca District. In February in Saramacca District, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nieuw Nickerie.

Things to do in Saramacca District

Parks Wildlife
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Tafelberg Nature Preserve ©
Tafelberg Nature Preserve

Nieuw Nickerie

Nieuw Nickerie ©
Thanks to the bustle of its port and travelers departing for the nearby Bigi Pan nature reserve, Nieuw Nickerie seems much bigger than 12,000 residents.
Nieuw Nickerie is known for outdoors and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Bigi Pan and explore the activities along Nickerie River.

For more things to do, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nieuw Nickerie tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Saramacca District to Nieuw Nickerie with the Route module. You will leave for Sipaliwini District on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Nieuw Nickerie

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Bigi Pan ©
Bigi Pan
Nickerie River ©
Nickerie River

Sipaliwini District

Sipaliwini District
Sipaliwini is the largest district of Suriname, located in the south. Sipaliwini District is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Voltzberg Dome, trek along Potihill, take an in-depth tour of Saamaka Marron Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Kasikasima.

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Explore your travel options from Nieuw Nickerie to Sipaliwini District with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sipaliwini District

Parks Nature Trails
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