23 days in Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana Itinerary

23 days in Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana Itinerary

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23 days in Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  20 h
1
Georgetown, Guyana
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Nieuw Amsterdam, Suriname
— 7 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Macouria, French Guiana
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Los Angeles, United States

6
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 historic sites, parks, zoos & aquariums, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Cathedral, take in the views from Demerara Harbour Bridge, explore the activities along Essequibo River, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Georgetown trip maker site .

Los Angeles, USA to Georgetown is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Guyana Time is 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in March: highs in Georgetown hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nieuw Amsterdam.

Things to do in Georgetown

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Essequibo River
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St. George's Cathedral ©
St. George's Cathedral
Pandama Retreat & Winery ©
Pandama Retreat & Winery
Demerara Harbour Bridge ©
Demerara Harbour Bridge

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nieuw Amsterdam: Paramaribo (Het Koto Museum, Fort Zeelandia, & more). Spend the 5th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Tafelberg Nature Preserve. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Commewijne River, tour the pleasant surroundings at Peperpot Nature Park, identify plant and animal life at Neotropical Butterfly Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Warappa Kreek.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Nieuw Amsterdam trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Georgetown to Nieuw Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Georgetown to Nieuw Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Nieuw Amsterdam are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Macouria.

Things to do in Nieuw Amsterdam

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Paramaribo, Neotropical Butterfly Park, Voltzberg Dome, Peperpot Nature Park, Warappa Kreek
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Fort Zeelandia ©
Fort Zeelandia
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica ©
Saint Peter and Paul Basilica
Palmentuin ©
Palmentuin

7
nights
Macouria, French Guiana

Macouria ©
A commune situated between the main cities of Cayenne and Kourou, Macouria exudes a small-town vibe, where the population of just over 10,000 make their living primarily through agriculture.
Get out of town with these interesting Macouria side-trips: Cayenne (Devil's Island, Ilet la Mere, & more), Kourou (Les Iles du Salut, Musee de l'Espace, & more) and Le Morpho (in Roura). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Zoo de Guyane, make a trip to Fort Ceperou, examine the collection at Musee Departmental Alexandre-Franconie, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sauveur Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Macouria driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Nieuw Amsterdam to Macouria in 3.5 hours. In April in Macouria, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Macouria

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cayenne, Kourou, Remire-Montjoly, Matoury, Le Morpho
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Devil's Island ©
Devil's Island
Les Iles du Salut ©
Les Iles du Salut

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