22 days in Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana Itinerary

22 days in Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Georgetown, Guyana
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Cayenne, French Guiana
— 6 nights
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Newark, United States

7
nights
Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of St. George's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Guyana Botanical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Guyana Heritage Museum Demerara, and learn about winemaking at Pandama Retreat & Winery.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Georgetown travel route planner.

Newark, USA to Georgetown is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Georgetown is 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Georgetown, with lows of 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Guyana National Museum ©
Guyana National Museum
Guyana Botanical Gardens ©
Guyana Botanical Gardens

7
nights
Paramaribo, Suriname

Paramaribo ©
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 Fort Nieuw Amsterdam (in Nieuw Amsterdam). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fort Zeelandia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arya Dewaker Hindu Temple, stroll around Palmentuin, and make a trip to Neveh Shalom Jewish Synagogue.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paramaribo trip tool.

You can fly from Georgetown to Paramaribo in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Georgetown to Paramaribo is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Paramaribo can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cayenne.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Peperpot Nature Park, Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
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Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard) ©
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard)
Palmentuin ©
Palmentuin

6
nights
Cayenne, French Guiana

Cayenne ©
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayenne: Kourou (Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre), Centre d'Archeologie Amerindienne de Kourou, &more), Bois de Rose Garden (in Montsinery-Tonnegrande) and Jardin Botanique de Guyane (in Macouria). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Guyane, get outside with Remire-Montjoly Beach, see the interesting displays at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, and take a stroll through Place des Palmistes.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cayenne, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paramaribo to Cayenne. In August in Cayenne, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kourou, Remire-Montjoly, Macouria, Bois de Rose Garden, Marshes of Caw
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Marshes of Caw ©
Marshes of Caw
Zoo de Guyane ©
Zoo de Guyane
Remire-Montjoly Beach ©
Remire-Montjoly Beach

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