43 days in Caribbean Itinerary

43 days in Caribbean Itinerary

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43 days in Caribbean Itinerary

Start: Paramaribo, Suriname
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia
— 1 day
Bus:  30 min
2
Dennery, St. Lucia
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
3
Castries, St. Lucia
— 7 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Cas En Bas, St. Lucia
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
5
Gros Islet, St. Lucia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
6
Marigot Bay, St. Lucia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Soufriere, St. Lucia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Micoud, St. Lucia
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
9
Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 7 nights
Drive:  45 min
10
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  45 min
11
British Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Saint-Martin, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3 h
13
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
14
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
15
Varadero, Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
16
Cayo Largo, Cuba
— 1 night
+6
Fly + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Bus:  12 h
17
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
End: Paramaribo, Suriname


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Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

Vieux Fort ©
As its name implies, Vieux Fort was established as a French fort, built in the 17th century to protect the European nation's overseas interests.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach and then kick back and relax at Rudy John Beach Park.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Vieux Fort travel planner.

Paramaribo, Suriname to Vieux Fort is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Suriname Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 1 hour. November in Vieux Fort sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Dennery.

Things to do in Vieux Fort

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rudy John Beach Park
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Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach

1
night
Dennery, St. Lucia

Dennery ©
On the east coast of Saint Lucia, Dennery survives as a fishing community and a small center of commerce.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Sugar Loaves Ranch, then relax in the rural setting at Marquis Estate, and then take an in-depth tour of Pigeon Island Museum and Interpretive Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dennery online itinerary creator.

Dennery is just a short distance from Vieux Fort. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Castries.

Things to do in Dennery

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Lucia
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7
nights
Castries, St. Lucia

Castries ©
The capital and largest city in Saint Lucia, Castries has a number of cultural sites to explore, and recreational areas to enjoy.
Step out of the city life by going to Rodney Bay and Castries Waterworks Forest Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as Maria Islands Nature Reserve and Forest Reserves Hikes. Spend the 19th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Eudovic's Art Studio, stop by Diamonds International, browse the eclectic array of goods at Castries Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Castries custom trip planner.

Castries is just a stone's throw from Dennery. November in Castries sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a combination of to Cas En Bas.

Things to do in Castries

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

St. Lucia
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Malabar Beach ©
Malabar Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mt Fortune ©
Mt Fortune

1
night
Cas En Bas, St. Lucia

Cas En Bas
Cas-en-Bas is a settlement in Saint Lucia; it is located in the northern part of the island. For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cas En Bas tour planner.

Traveling by combination of from Castries to Cas En Bas takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Cas En Bas are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the combination of to Gros Islet.

Things to do in Cas En Bas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cas en Bas
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2
nights
Gros Islet, St. Lucia

Growing out from a humble fishing village, Gros Islet has grown into a major tourist destination, with an abundance of villas, resorts, and hotels along the coast.
On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Gros Islet travel itinerary planner.

Gros Islet is just a stone's throw from Cas En Bas. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marigot Bay.

Things to do in Gros Islet

Tours Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Reduit Beach
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Food Tours
Reduit Beach ©
Reduit Beach

2
nights
Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

Marigot Bay ©
Framed on three sides by forested hills, Marigot Bay offers coastal seclusion and calm, with sophisticated touristic developments and access to some of the most important regional highlights.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Couchon, wander the streets of Anse La Raye, and then look for gifts at MariGourmet Supermarket.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marigot Bay trip generator.

Marigot Bay is just a short distance from Gros Islet. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off toSoufriere.

Things to do in Marigot Bay

Outdoors Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Anse La Raye
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Anse La Raye ©
Anse La Raye
MariGourmet Supermarket ©
MariGourmet Supermarket

2
nights
Soufriere, St. Lucia

Soufriere ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef and then explore the activities along Anse des Pitons.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Soufriere travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marigot Bay to Soufriere takes an hour. In November in Soufriere, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a combination of to Micoud.

Things to do in Soufriere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef
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Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef ©
Anse Chastanet Beach and Reef
Piton Falls ©
Piton Falls
Zaka Art Cafe ©
Zaka Art Cafe

2
nights
Micoud, St. Lucia

Micoud ©
Micoud is a Quarter on the Caribbean island nation of Saint Lucia, and also a village inside that Quarter. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Mamiku Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at Latille Waterfalls and Gardens.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Micoud vacation builder.

Do a combination of from Soufriere to Micoud in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Virgin Islands National Park.

Things to do in Micoud

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mamiku Gardens
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Mamiku Gardens ©
Mamiku Gardens
Latille Waterfalls and Gardens ©
Latille Waterfalls and Gardens

7
nights
Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands National Park ©
The hills, valleys, and tropical rainforest of Virgin Islands National Park tell only half the story, with just as much (if not more) to be found under the sea.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Coral Bay and Annaberg Sugar Plantation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scott Beach and Cinnamon Bay. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Trunk Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Hawksnest Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maho Bay, and explore the gorgeous colors at Honeymoon Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Virgin Islands National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Micoud to Virgin Islands National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Virgin Islands National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. John, Caneel Bay, Pink Papaya
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Trunk Bay Beach ©
Trunk Bay Beach
Cinnamon Bay Beach ©
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Honeymoon Beach ©
Honeymoon Beach

2
nights
Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands

Charlotte Amalie ©
One of the most visited cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean, the town of Charlotte Amalie is known around the world for its duty-free jewelry, perfume, and liquor shops.
On the 7th (Wed), steep yourself in history at 99 Steps and then look for gifts at Kay's Fine Jewelry. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Morningstar Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Ajanta Jewelers.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Charlotte Amalie travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Virgin Islands National Park to Charlotte Amalie by combination of car and ferry takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Charlotte Amalie are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to British Virgin Islands.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Thomas, Morningstar Beach, Bluebeard's Beach
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Morningstar Beach ©
Morningstar Beach
Grand Jewelers ©
Grand Jewelers
House of Rajah Jewelers ©
House of Rajah Jewelers

2
nights
British Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands ©
Escape from civilization and take a trip to British Virgin Islands, a collection of 60 small islands and cays in the Virgin Islands archipelago.
On the 10th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Discovery Tortola, take in the dramatic natural features at Norman Island Caves, and then explore the activities along Smuggler's Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at The Indians and then stroll through Sandy Cay.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our British Virgin Islands trip planner.

Getting from Charlotte Amalie to British Virgin Islands by flight takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. In December in British Virgin Islands, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint-Martin.

Things to do in British Virgin Islands

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Smuggler's Cove ©
Smuggler's Cove
Norman Island Caves ©
Norman Island Caves
Dolphin Discovery Tortola ©
Dolphin Discovery Tortola

4
nights
Saint-Martin, St. Maarten-St. Martin

Saint-Martin ©
While the charming Saint-Martin shares its small island with the similarly named Dutch constituency, it offers a distinct, more European atmosphere than its counterpart.
Saint Martin of Tours Church and Fort Amsterdam will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Street and Yoda Guy Movie Exhibit. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Maho Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Tropismes Gallery, stroll through Great Bay Beach, and steep yourself in history at Concordia Hill.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Saint-Martin vacation planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from British Virgin Islands to Saint-Martin in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Saint-Martin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Providenciales.

Things to do in Saint-Martin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Philipsburg, Mullet Bay Beach, Mary Star of the Sea Church, Maho Beach
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Little Bay Beach ©
Little Bay Beach
Mullet Bay Beach ©
Mullet Bay Beach
Great Bay Beach ©
Great Bay Beach

2
nights
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Providenciales ©
The most commercialized part of the Turks and Caicos, Providenciales remains the islands' tourism heaven, boasting many resorts, hotel chains, and condominiums.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, contemplate the waterfront views at Sapodilla Bay, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Anna's Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cheshire Hall, then experience rural life at Caicos Conch Farm, then kick back and relax at Long Bay Beach, and finally shop like a local with Serene by Mel Gift Boutique.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Providenciales trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Saint-Martin to Providenciales in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Providenciales can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Havana.

Things to do in Providenciales

Parks Outdoors Adventure
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Long Bay Beach ©
Long Bay Beach
Sapodilla Bay Beach ©
Sapodilla Bay Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Francisco, then contemplate the long history of Castillo de San Carlos de la Cabana, then wander the streets of Fusterlandia, and finally stroll the grounds of Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon). Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Callejon de Hamel and then steep yourself in history at FINCA VIGÍA.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Havana online itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Providenciales to Havana takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Providenciales to Havana due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Providenciales in December since evenings lows in Havana dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Varadero.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Fusterlandia ©
Fusterlandia
Finca Vigía ©
Finca Vigía
Plaza de San Francisco ©
Plaza de San Francisco

2
nights
Varadero, Cuba

Varadero ©
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
On the 19th (Mon), stop by Plaza Las Morlas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Coral Beach, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Varadero Street Market, and finally steep yourself in history at Ambrosio Cave.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Varadero travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Havana to Varadero in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Varadero, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can do a combination of to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in Varadero

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Coral Beach - Playa Coral ©
Coral Beach - Playa Coral
Cueva de Ambrosio ©
Cueva de Ambrosio
Plaza Las Morlas ©
Plaza Las Morlas

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night
Cayo Largo, Cuba

Cayo Largo
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cayo Largo holiday planner.

You can do a combination of from Varadero to Cayo Largo in 5 hours. You will leave for Ocho Rios on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Cayo Largo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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2
nights
Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios ©
A trip to Ocho Rios, the tourist hub of Saint Ann Parish, offers travelers a staggering amount of activities and cultural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): Head underground at Green Grotto Caves, then steep yourself in history at Firefly, and then contemplate the waterfront views at White River. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Ocho Rios Bay Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Harmony Hall Jamaica, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ocho Rios trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Cayo Largo to Ocho Rios in 12 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ocho Rios can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ocho Rios

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Firefly, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Green Grotto Caves
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White River ©
White River
Ocho Rios Bay Beach ©
Ocho Rios Bay Beach
Green Grotto Caves ©
Green Grotto Caves

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