8 days in Guadeloupe & Basse-Terre Island Itinerary

8 days in Guadeloupe & Basse-Terre Island Itinerary

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Port-Louis
— 2 nights
Drive
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Goyave
— 1 night
Drive
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Deshaies
— 4 nights
Fly

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Port-Louis

— 2 nights
Port-Louis is a commune in the department of Guadeloupe, on the northwest of Grande-Terre.GeographySome settlements are depending of the commune of Port-Louis, such as: La GoguetteHistoryThe settlement of northern Grande-Terre began in the mid-17th century. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Anse du Souffleur and then see Off-Road Tours. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port-Louis trip itinerary builder tool.

Quebec City, Canada to Port-Louis is an approximately 82-hour travel. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Quebec City in January; daily highs in Port-Louis reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Goyave.

Things to do in Port-Louis

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Goyave

— 1 night
Goyave is a commune in the French overseas region and department of Guadeloupe, in the Lesser Antilles. You've now added Saut de Bras de Fort to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), take a memorable drive along Route de la Traversee, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Hindou de Changy, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saut de Bras de Fort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Goyave online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Port-Louis to Goyave takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Goyave are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Deshaies.

Things to do in Goyave

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Deshaies

— 4 nights
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 Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis. Get outdoors at Plage de Petite Anse and Ilet Caret. Venture out of the city with trips to Bouillante (Anse a la Barque & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere (in Vieux-Habitants). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Reve de Sable, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and head outdoors with Cascade le Saut de L'Acomat.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Deshaies online visit planner.

You can drive from Goyave to Deshaies in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Deshaies

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

Guadeloupe travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Butterfly Island
Experience a lively mixture of French and Afro-Caribbean culture on your Guadeloupe vacation. The archipelago consists of two main islands connected by bridges spanning a mangrove swamp, and a number of smaller islands to the south. The island of Grande Terre is mostly flat and arid, offering numerous scenic beaches and lively small towns, while Basse Terre features verdant jungles and mountainous terrain, crowned by a tall volcano. On a tour of Guadeloupe, you can enjoy a variety of beach activities, partake in hiking through a national park, and bask in the vibrant atmosphere of charming towns and villages.

Basse-Terre Island travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens · Beaches
Part of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe, the verdant Basse-Terre Island boasts a dramatic landscape of towering cliffs, lush rainforest, and tall mountain peaks. Adventurous tourists will find plenty of things to do on Basse-Terre Island, from climbing the majestic Soufriere volcano, to hiking the wildlife-rich paths of Guadeloupe National Park and exploring the picturesque rocky coastline dotted with scenic beaches and colorful villages.