4 days in Martinique, Dominica & Guadeloupe Itinerary

4 days in Martinique, Dominica & Guadeloupe Itinerary

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4 days in Martinique, Dominica & Guadeloupe Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Fort-de-France, Martinique
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
2
Roseau, Dominica
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Deshaies, Guadeloupe
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States

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night
Fort-de-France, Martinique

Fort-de-France ©
The political capital of Martinique, Fort-de-France has a thriving commercial center and a number of historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Habitation Clement, then admire the striking features of Schoelcher Library, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin de Balata.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fort-de-France trip planner .

Newark, USA to Fort-de-France is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Fort-de-France, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Fort-de-France is much hotter than Newark - with highs of 85°F and lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Roseau.

Things to do in Fort-de-France

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Habitation Clement
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Jardin de Balata ©
Jardin de Balata
Schoelcher Library ©
Schoelcher Library
Habitation Clement ©
Habitation Clement

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night
Roseau, Dominica

Roseau ©
The capital city, Roseau maintains a small scale, but possesses a convincing Caribbean charm in its architecture, cuisine, and culture.
To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Roseau day trip planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Fort-de-France to Roseau in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Deshaies.

Things to do in Roseau

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Morne Trois Pitons National Park
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Emerald Pool Nature Trail ©
Emerald Pool Nature Trail
Breakfast River ©
Breakfast River
Morne Nichols ©
Morne Nichols

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Deshaies, Guadeloupe

Deshaies ©
The sleepy town of Deshaies walks the line between tradition and development, possessing an international feel while also sticking true to its island roots.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Reve de Sable and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique de Deshaies.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Deshaies trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Roseau to Deshaies in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Deshaies

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Reve de Sable
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Jardin Botanique de Deshaies ©
Jardin Botanique de Deshaies

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