9 days in French Guiana Itinerary

9 days in French Guiana Itinerary

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9 days in French Guiana Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Cayenne
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  24 h
End: Newark

4
nights
Cayenne

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Explore Cayenne's surroundings by going to Kourou (Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) & Les Iles du Salut) and Bois de Rose Garden (in Montsinery-Tonnegrande). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Devil's Island, examine the collection at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, wander the streets of Place des Palmistes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sauveur Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cayenne itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Cayenne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newark to Cayenne due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Newark in March; daily highs in Cayenne reach 85°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kourou, Bois de Rose Garden
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Devil's Island ©
Devil's Island
Place des Palmistes ©
Place des Palmistes

2
nights
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni ©
As an arrival point for prisoners, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni played an important role in French Guiana history as a penal colony of France.
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Camp De La Transportation and explore the activities along Maroni (Marowijne) River.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cayenne to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

Nature Parks
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Camp De La Transportation ©
Camp De La Transportation