17 days in Guadeloupe, Dominica & Martinique Itinerary

17 days in Guadeloupe, Dominica & Martinique Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lima, Peru
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h
2
Roseau, Dominica
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  2 h
3
Deshaies, Guadeloupe
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Trois-Ilets, Martinique
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Lima, Peru

1
night
Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe

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 11th (Tue), look for gifts at David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anse du Souffleur, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Ilet du Gosier.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sainte-Anne visit website.

Lima, Peru to Sainte-Anne is an approximately 12- hour flight. Traveling from Lima to Sainte-Anne, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Lima, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Sainte-Anne, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Roseau.

Things to do in Sainte-Anne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saint Francois, Anse du Souffleur, Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau, Ilet du Gosier
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Anse du Souffleur ©
Anse du Souffleur
Ilet du Gosier ©
Ilet du Gosier
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Roseau, Dominica

Roseau ©
The capital city, Roseau maintains a small scale, but possesses a convincing Caribbean charm in its architecture, cuisine, and culture.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Titou Gorge and Emerald Pool Nature Trail. Step out of Roseau to go to Morne Trois Pitons National Park and see Boiling Lake, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Champagne Beach, get your bearings at Public Library, and admire the sheer force of Trafalgar Falls.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Roseau driving holiday website.

Fly from Sainte-Anne to Roseau in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Deshaies.

Things to do in Roseau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Morne Trois Pitons National Park, Screw's Sulphur Spa
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Titou Gorge ©
Titou Gorge
Boiling Lake ©
Boiling Lake
Champagne Beach ©
Champagne Beach

4
nights
Deshaies, Guadeloupe

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 hidden gems such as Plage Leroux and Kayaking & Canoeing. Change things up with these side-trips from Deshaies: Vieux-Habitants (Domaine de Vanibel & Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere) and Parc National (Route de la Traversee & Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet)). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Basse-Terre Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Petite Anse, and kick back and relax at Plage de la Perle.

Before you visit Deshaies, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Roseau to Deshaies takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Deshaies can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Trois-Ilets.

Things to do in Deshaies

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vieux-Habitants, Bouillante, Sainte Rose, Parc National, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Ilet Caret ©
Ilet Caret

4
nights
Trois-Ilets, Martinique

Named after three nearby islands, Trois-Ilets remains a small town few casual travelers ever get to explore.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and La Pointe Marin. Get out of town with these interesting Trois-Ilets side-trips: Le Morne Gommier (in Le Marin), Schoelcher Library (in Fort-de-France) and Diamond Rock (in Le Diamant). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with Excursions et Loisirs en Martinique, enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Noire, appreciate the history behind Memorial de l'Anse Caffard, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Trois-Ilets day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Deshaies to Trois-Ilets takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Trois-Ilets sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trois-Ilets

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Le Diamant, Anse Figuier, Kayaking & Canoeing, Anse Noire, Le Morne Gommier
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
La Pointe Marin ©
La Pointe Marin

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