15 days in Caribbean Itinerary

15 days in Caribbean Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Drive to Saint-Claude
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Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Roseau, Dominica
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fort-de-France, Martinique
— 1 night
Ferry to Castries, Saint Lucia, Drive to Soufriere
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Soufriere, St. Lucia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bridgetown, Barbados
— 4 nights
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Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe — 1 night

Saint-Claude is a French commune in the overseas department of Guadeloupe. On the 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Parc Archéologique des Roches Gravées, contemplate the geological forces at La Soufriere Volcano, and then see what you can catch with Madatet Fishing.

Plan a Saint-Claude trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Ottawa, Canada to Saint-Claude is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Ottawa in December, things will get much warmer in Saint-Claude: highs are around 34°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Francois.
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Saint Francois, Guadeloupe — 2 nights

A modern seaside resort town, Saint Francois attracts visitors with its well-preserved landscape and coastline, along with its large number of luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Les Marches des Esclaves and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe des Chateaux. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Plage de Bois Jolan and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Anne Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Francois trip app.

Traveling by car from Saint-Claude to Saint Francois takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Saint Francois are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Roseau.
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Roseau, Dominica — 3 nights

The capital city, Roseau maintains a small scale, but possesses a convincing Caribbean charm in its architecture, cuisine, and culture.
Explore Roseau's surroundings by going to Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Emerald Pool Nature Trail & Boiling Lake). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Trafalgar Falls, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stroll through Champagne Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Roseau road trip planner.

You can fly from Saint Francois to Roseau in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fort-de-France.
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Fort-de-France, Martinique — 1 night

The political capital of Martinique, Fort-de-France has a thriving commercial center and a number of historic sites.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin de Balata, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fort-de-France travel route planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Roseau to Fort-de-France in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daily temperatures in Fort-de-France can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Soufriere.
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Soufriere, St. Lucia — 3 nights

Home to some of Saint Lucia's landmark buildings and natural features, Soufriere provides travelers with an engaging and direct route into the center of island life.
On the 8th (Sun), trek along Tet Paul Nature Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pitons. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then admire the sheer force of Piton Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Soufriere itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Fort-de-France to Soufriere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, daytime highs in Soufriere are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bridgetown.
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Bridgetown, Barbados — 4 nights

Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Explore Bridgetown's surroundings by going to Bottom Bay (in Saint Philip Parish) and Crane Beach (in Union Hall). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get outside with The Boatyard, take in nature's colorful creations at Hunte's Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Andromeda Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bridgetown online itinerary planner.

Fly from Soufriere to Bridgetown in 3 hours. January in Bridgetown sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Guadeloupe travel guide

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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.
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Martinique travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
The mountainous island of Martinique offers travelers everything from stunning natural landscapes, to vibrant towns and enticing cuisine. The island's varied scenery includes numerous scenic beaches, lush forests, and a majestic volcano that towers over the St. Pierre harbor. A range of activities await you on your Martinique holiday, allowing you to spend your days lounging on the sand and enjoying the azure waters, sampling gastronomic delicacies, or frequenting the shops, clubs, and cafes in the capital city of Fort-de-France.
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St. Lucia travel guide

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Hot Springs · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
The island of St. Lucia is hailed for its scenic landscape of tall mountains, forested hills, and fertile valleys sprinkled with banana plantations. The island's dramatic scenery is most renowned for the Pitons, two volcanic spires that rise from the ocean floor. Whether you're visiting the island as part of a cruise, a romantic honeymoon, or looking for adventure, a St. Lucia vacation offers something for everyone. Discover the island's hidden beaches and coves, go climbing or hiking, and enjoy the picturesque views and tropical weather.
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