17 days in French Guiana, Albina & Guadeloupe Itinerary

17 days in French Guiana, Albina & Guadeloupe Itinerary

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Start: Paramaribo, Suriname
Drive:  2 h
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Albina, Suriname
— Few hours
ferry:  30 min
2
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
3
Cayenne, French Guiana
— 1 night
Fly:  11 h 15 min
4
Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
— 1 day
Drive:  45 min
5
Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
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Sainte Rose, Guadeloupe
— 2 nights
Bus:  15 min
7
Deshaies, Guadeloupe
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h
9
Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe
— 1 night
Ferry:  3 h 15 min
10
Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
— 1 night
Fly:  30 min
11
Cayenne, French Guiana
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
12
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Paramaribo, Suriname

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Albina, Suriname

Albina
Albina is a town in eastern Suriname, and is capital of the Marowijne District. To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Albina online trip planner.

Paramaribo to Albina is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.

Things to do in Albina

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
As an arrival point for prisoners, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni played an important role in French Guiana history as a penal colony of France.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Albina to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni with the Route module. On the 17th (Wed), you're off to Cayenne.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

Nature Parks
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Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
On the 17th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Remire-Montjoly Beach and then wander the streets of Place des Palmistes.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cayenne trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni to Cayenne. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Pointe-a-Pitre on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Cayenne

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Remire-Montjoly Beach
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Remire-Montjoly Beach ©
Remire-Montjoly Beach
Place des Palmistes ©
Place des Palmistes

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Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Pointe-a-Pitre ©
Pointe-à-Pitre is the largest city of Guadeloupe, an overseas région and département of France located in the Lesser Antilles, of which it is a sous-préfecture, being the seat of the Arrondissement of Pointe-à-Pitre.Although Pointe-à-Pitre is not Guadeloupe's administrative capital (that distinction goes to Basse-Terre), it is nonetheless the region's largest city and economic capital. On the 19th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Memorial Acte, head off the coast to Ilet du Gosier, and then meet the residents at Aquarium de la Guadeloupe.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Pointe-a-Pitre tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cayenne to Pointe-a-Pitre. The time zone difference when traveling from Cayenne to Pointe-a-Pitre is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Pointe-a-Pitre

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Le Gosier
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Memorial Acte ©
Memorial Acte
Ilet du Gosier ©
Ilet du Gosier
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe ©
Aquarium de la Guadeloupe

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Saint Francois, Guadeloupe

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 Kreol West Indies and Museum Of Fine Arts Of St-Francois. GEOGRAINES: Boutique artisanal and Musee de la prehistoire amerindienne Edgar-Clerc will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Saint Francois' surroundings by going to Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau (in Morne-A-l'Eau) and Pointe de la Grande Vigie (in Anse-Bertrand). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Plage de Bois Jolan, explore the striking landscape at Porte d'Enfer, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Distillerie Damoiseau, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anse a la Gourde.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint Francois visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Pointe-a-Pitre to Saint Francois takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sainte Rose.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sainte-Anne, Le Moule, Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau, Pointe de la Grande Vigie
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Pointe des Chateaux ©
Pointe des Chateaux
St. Anne Beach ©
St. Anne Beach
Plage de Bois Jolan ©
Plage de Bois Jolan

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Sainte Rose, Guadeloupe

Sainte-Rose is a commune in the department of Guadeloupe. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Domaine de Severin and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sainte Rose trip maker.

Getting from Saint Francois to Sainte Rose by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sainte Rose can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Deshaies.

Things to do in Sainte Rose

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Musee du Rhum ©
Musee du Rhum
Domaine de Severin ©
Domaine de Severin

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Deshaies, Guadeloupe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Pierre et saint Paul and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Grande Anse. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Habitation Cote Sous-le-Vent, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Malendure.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Deshaies day trip website.

Deshaies is very close to Sainte Rose. In April, daily temperatures in Deshaies can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saint-Claude.

Things to do in Deshaies

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bouillante, Pointe-Noire, Plage de la Perle
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Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe ©
Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe

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Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe

Saint-Claude ©
Saint-Claude is a French commune in the overseas department of Guadeloupe. On the 30th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) and then contemplate the geological forces at La Soufriere Volcano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Cafe Chaulet - Musee du Cafe, then stroll through Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve, then contemplate the long history of Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere, and finally make a trip to Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint-Claude trip planner.

You can drive from Deshaies to Saint-Claude in 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 April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Iles des Saintes.

Things to do in Saint-Claude

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vieux-Habitants, Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet), Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis, Jacques Cousteau's Underwater Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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La Soufriere Volcano ©
La Soufriere Volcano
Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) ©
Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet)
Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere ©
Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere

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Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Napoleon and then head off the coast to Les Saintes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Iles des Saintes trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Saint-Claude to Iles des Saintes takes 2 hours. May in Iles des Saintes sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Pointe-a-Pitre.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guadeloupe
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Les Saintes ©
Les Saintes
Fort Napoleon ©
Fort Napoleon

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Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Pointe-a-Pitre
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pointe-a-Pitre driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Iles des Saintes to Pointe-a-Pitre in 2.5 hours. You will leave for Cayenne on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Pointe-a-Pitre

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Domaine Pascaud.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cayenne road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pointe-a-Pitre to Cayenne. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to French Guiana Time (GFT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.

Things to do in Cayenne

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Domaine Pascaud
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Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayenne to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

Nature Parks
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