15 days in French Guiana, Suriname & Guyana Itinerary

15 days in French Guiana, Suriname & Guyana Itinerary

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15 days in French Guiana, Suriname & Guyana Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  25 h
1
Cayenne, French Guiana
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Georgetown, Guyana
— 3 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Izmir, Turkey

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ilet la Mere and Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cayenne: Kourou (Kourou Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais) & Musee de l'Espace) and Le Morpho (in Roura). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Cacao Village, don't miss a visit to Fort Ceperou, step off the mainland to explore Devil's Island, and head outdoors with Sentier de la Mirande.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cayenne trip app .

Izmir, Turkey to Cayenne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Izmir to Cayenne is minus 5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in May; daily highs in Cayenne reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nieuw Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Roura, Kourou, Zoo de Guyane, Sentier de la Mirande
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Devil's Island ©
Devil's Island
Sentier de la Mirande ©
Sentier de la Mirande

5
nights
Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname

Nieuw Amsterdam ©
Just across the Suriname River from the nation's capital of Paramaribo, the small town of Nieuw Amsterdam has a population of around 5,650.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Neveh Shalom Jewish Synagogue and Het Koto Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nieuw Amsterdam: Paramaribo (Fort Zeelandia, Suriname City Mosque, & more). Spend the 13th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Tafelberg Nature Preserve. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Fort Nieuw Amsterdam and stroll through Peperpot Nature Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nieuw Amsterdam itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Cayenne to Nieuw Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Georgetown.

Things to do in Nieuw Amsterdam

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Paramaribo, Peperpot Nature Park
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Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica
Het Koto Museum ©
Het Koto Museum

3
nights
Georgetown, Guyana

Georgetown ©
Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Promenade Gardens and Stabroek Market. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology, stroll through Kissing Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Seven Ponds Monument, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Georgetown road trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Nieuw Amsterdam to Georgetown takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Suriname Time to Guyana Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 19th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Georgetown

Wineries Historic Sites Museums
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Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery
St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Parliament Bldg ©
Parliament Bldg

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