7 days in Basse-Terre Island Itinerary

7 days in Basse-Terre Island Itinerary

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7 days in Basse-Terre Island Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
1
Vieux-Habitants
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Parc National
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Buffalo

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nights
Vieux-Habitants

Vieux-Habitants ©
Vieux-Habitants is a commune on Guadeloupe, a French overseas department in the Caribbean. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vieux-Habitants: La Soufriere Volcano (in Saint-Claude), Parc des Mamelles, le Zoo de Guadeloupe (in Bouillante) and Deshaies (Jardin Botanique de Deshaies & Plage de Grande Anse).

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vieux-Habitants holiday builder website .

Buffalo, USA to Vieux-Habitants is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buffalo in September: high temperatures in Vieux-Habitants hover around 88°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Parc National.

Things to do in Vieux-Habitants

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bouillante, Deshaies, La Soufriere Volcano
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Plage de Grande Anse ©
Plage de Grande Anse
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Parc National

Parc National ©
In a lush mountain landscape that remains one of the Caribbean's wildest areas, Parc National encompasses nearly 30,000 ha (74,000 ac) of rainforests intersected by hiking trails.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascade aux Ecrevisses and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Route de la Traversee, look for gifts at Plantation Grand Cafe, and then admire the sheer force of Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Parc National trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Vieux-Habitants to Parc National in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Parc National

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Plantation Grand Cafe, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) ©
Cascade aux Ecrevisses ©
Cascade aux Ecrevisses
Route de la Traversee ©
Route de la Traversee