24 days in Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana Itinerary

24 days in Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana Itinerary

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Georgetown, Guyana
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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Georgetown, Guyana

— 5 nights

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of St. George's Cathedral, explore and take pictures at Demerara Harbour Bridge, explore the galleries of Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, and have fun at Providence Stadium.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Georgetown day trip planning tool.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Georgetown is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Jose to Georgetown due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Jose in September, with highs in Georgetown at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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Paramaribo, Suriname

— 8 nights

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Explore Paramaribo's surroundings by going to Peperpot Nature Park (in Meerzorg) and Lelydorp (Neotropical Butterfly Park & Pikin Sranan). Spend the 26th (Sun) in the pleasant surroundings of Tafelberg Nature Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Palmentuin, steep yourself in history at Jodensavanne, admire all the interesting features of Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard), and ponder the world of politics at Presidential Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Paramaribo road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Georgetown to Paramaribo takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Georgetown to Paramaribo is 1 hour. In September in Paramaribo, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Cayenne, French Guiana

— 8 nights
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cayenne: Kourou (Les Iles du Salut, Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre), &more) and Roura (Cacao Village, Amazonie Decouverte, &more). The adventure continues: meet the residents at Zoo de Guyane, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sauveur Cathedral, hike along Sentier du Rorota, and wander the streets of Place des Palmistes.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cayenne visit app.

Explore your travel options from Paramaribo to Cayenne with the Route module. Traveling from Paramaribo in October, Cayenne is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

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Guyana travel guide

3.5
Nature & Parks · Architectural Buildings · Museums
Land of Many Waters
A land of thick rainforest, expansive savannas, and lively Caribbean culture, Guyana is becoming more and more notable for its adventure and eco-tourism opportunities. Sightseeing in Guyana ranges from touring the colonial-era architectural gems of the historic capital, to hiking the verdant forest trails. Scenic waterfalls and mountaintops, laidback ranches, an array of tropical wildlife, and delicious Creole fusion cuisine await you on your Guyana holiday.

Suriname travel guide

3.7
Historic Sites · Churches · Parks
The smallest country in South America, Suriname features thick jungles, rushing rivers, and lively, culturally diverse places to visit. Independent since 1975, Suriname retained the Dutch language and influences, as well as the Caribbean and the culture of its indigenous tribes. A third of the country's landscape is made up of natural reserves, providing tourists the opportunity to explore lush tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, scenic rivers and waterfalls, as well as a staggering variety of animals and birds. On a trip to Suriname you shouldn't pass up a visit to its capital and only city, World Heritage-listed Paramaribo, noted for its colonial-era architecture.

French Guiana travel guide

3.5
Museums · Tourist Spots · Wildlife Areas
The only part of South America still governed by an overseas country, the tropical, rainforest-covered French Guiana is the second largest region of France. The department was used by France as a penal colony in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with several islands that you can visit today used as prisons where inmates were forced to catch butterflies. On a trip to French Guiana, you can witness different ecosystems, diverse plant and animal life, as well a mix of cultures influenced by French colonization and a large immigrant population.