8 days in Guadeloupe & Basse-Terre Island Itinerary

8 days in Guadeloupe & Basse-Terre Island Itinerary

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8 days in Guadeloupe & Basse-Terre Island Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  15​h 30​min
Sainte-Anne, Grande-Terre Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

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 2nd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe des Chateaux. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Acte, then head outdoors with Plage de La Caravelle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Bois Jolan.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sainte-Anne vacation planner.

Charlotte, USA to Sainte-Anne is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to Sainte-Anne due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in March; daily highs in Sainte-Anne reach 84°F and lows reach 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Basse-Terre.

Things to do in Sainte-Anne

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Memorial Acte, Pointe des Chateaux
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Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
Plage de Bois Jolan ©
Plage de Bois Jolan
Plage de La Caravelle ©
Plage de La Caravelle


Basse-Terre ©
Located on an island of the same name, the town of Basse-Terre serves as a base for rural adventures, while having a lot of appeal on its own terms.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get outside with Saut de la Lezarde and then head outdoors with Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Basse-Terre trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Sainte-Anne to Basse-Terre in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Basse-Terre can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Bouillante.

Things to do in Basse-Terre


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Saut de la Lezarde
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Saut de la Lezarde ©
Saut de la Lezarde
Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin ©
Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin


Bouillante ©
Bouillante is a commune in the French overseas region and department of Guadeloupe, in the Lesser Antilles.HistoryBouillante was founded about 1635 with the arrival of some of Guadeloupe's first colonists. Get out of town with these interesting Bouillante side-trips: Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis (in Baillif), Deshaies (Jardin Botanique de Deshaies & Plage de Grande Anse) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sainte Rose). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe, cruise along Route de la Traversee, stroll through Plage de Malendure, and get impressive views of La Soufriere Volcano.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bouillante itinerary planner.

Bouillante is just a short distance from Basse-Terre. March in Bouillante sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bouillante

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Deshaies, La Soufriere Volcano, Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis, Scuba & Snorkeling, Route de la Traversee
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Jardin Botanique de Deshaies ©
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies
Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse