35 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

35 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

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35 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Deshaies, Basse-Terre Island
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Saint-Claude, Basse-Terre Island
— 9 nights
Ferry:  2 h
3
Iles des Saintes
— 7 nights
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
4
Saint Francois, Grande-Terre Island
— 9 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Ottawa

9
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Deshaies: Parc National (Route de la Traversee & Cascade aux Ecrevisses), Petit-Bourg (Les Bieres de la Lezarde, Distillerie du Rhum Montebello, &more) and Guadeloupe National Park (in Basse-Terre). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Grande Anse, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and step off the mainland to explore Ilet Caret.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Deshaies trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Deshaies is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, Deshaies is much hotter than Ottawa - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Claude.

Things to do in Deshaies

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bouillante, Petit-Bourg, Sainte Rose, Pointe-Noire, Parc National
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 16:
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Jardin Botanique de Deshaies ©
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe ©

9
nights
Saint-Claude, Basse-Terre Island

Saint-Claude ©
Saint-Claude is a French commune in the overseas department of Guadeloupe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint-Claude: Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) (in Parc National), Capesterre-Belle-Eau (Distillerie Longueteau, Plantation Grand Cafe, &more) and Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere (in Vieux-Habitants). The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at La Soufriere Volcano, explore the activities along Bassin Paradise, head outdoors with Saut d'Eau du Matouba, and explore by horseback at Ranch de Moreau.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Saint-Claude road trip website.

Traveling by car from Deshaies to Saint-Claude takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Iles des Saintes.

Things to do in Saint-Claude

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Capesterre-Belle-Eau, Vieux-Habitants, Basse-Terre, Basse-Terre Island, Goyave
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La Soufriere Volcano ©
La Soufriere Volcano
Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) ©
Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere ©

7
nights
Iles des Saintes

Iles des Saintes ©
Iles des Saintes, a small archipelago of eight islands, remains largely unblemished by touristic developments, offering instead a serene and natural introduction to island life.
Iles des Saintes is known for wildlife, beaches, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Les Saintes, stroll through Plage de Pompierre, explore the striking landscape at Le Chameau, and enjoy the sand and surf at Crawen.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Iles des Saintes trip builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Saint-Claude to Iles des Saintes in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Guadeloupe
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Les Saintes ©
Les Saintes
Crawen ©
Crawen
Poterie Fidelin ©
Poterie Fidelin

9
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saint Francois: Port-Louis (Les Marais de Port-Louis & Anse du Souffleur), Pointe-a-Pitre (Musee Saint-John Perse & Memorial Acte) and Pointe de la Grande Vigie (in Anse-Bertrand). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Pointe des Chateaux, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Anne Beach, and head off the coast to Ilet du Gosier.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Saint Francois road trip planner.

Getting from Iles des Saintes to Saint Francois by ferry takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Anne, Le Gosier, Le Moule, Pointe-a-Pitre, Port-Louis
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Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Plage des Raisins Clairs ©
Plage des Raisins Clairs

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