22 days in Guyana & Suriname Itinerary

22 days in Guyana & Suriname Itinerary

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22 days in Guyana & Suriname Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Georgetown, Guyana
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Paramaribo, Suriname
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saramacca District, Suriname
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Sipaliwini District, Suriname
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​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: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Guyana National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Parliament Bldg, and hunt for treasures at Stabroek Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Georgetown online sightseeing 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 January, expect Georgetown to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Paramaribo.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Demerara Harbour Bridge ©
Demerara Harbour Bridge
Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paramaribo to Nieuw Amsterdam to see Fort Nieuw Amsterdam about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort Zeelandia, stroll around Peperpot Nature Park, explore the activities along Commewijne River, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paramaribo itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Georgetown to Paramaribo by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Georgetown to Paramaribo due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Paramaribo are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Saramacca District.

Things to do in Paramaribo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fort Nieuw Amsterdam
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Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica
Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard) ©
Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard)

1
night
Saramacca District, Suriname

Saramacca District ©
Saramacca is a district of Suriname, in the north. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Tafelberg Nature Preserve.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Saramacca District road trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paramaribo to Saramacca District. February in Saramacca District sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Nieuw Nickerie.

Things to do in Saramacca District

Parks Wildlife
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Tafelberg Nature Preserve ©
Tafelberg Nature Preserve

2
nights
Nieuw Nickerie, Suriname

Nieuw Nickerie ©
Thanks to the bustle of its port and travelers departing for the nearby Bigi Pan nature reserve, Nieuw Nickerie seems much bigger than 12,000 residents.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Nickerie River and then head outdoors with Bigi Pan.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nieuw Nickerie trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saramacca District to Nieuw Nickerie. On the 12th (Wed), you're off to Sipaliwini District.

Things to do in Nieuw Nickerie

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Bigi Pan ©
Bigi Pan
Nickerie River ©
Nickerie River

3
nights
Sipaliwini District, Suriname

Sipaliwini District
Sipaliwini is the largest district of Suriname, located in the south. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kasikasima and then take in the dramatic natural features at Voltzberg Dome. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Potihill.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sipaliwini District attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nieuw Nickerie to Sipaliwini District. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sipaliwini District

Parks Nature Outdoors
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