15 days in Suriname, Guyana & French Guiana Itinerary

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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 4 nights
Georgetown, Guyana
— 4 nights
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana
— 1 night
Cayenne, French Guiana
— 4 nights


Paramaribo, Suriname — 4 nights

Wooden City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tafelberg Nature Preserve (in Saramacca District) and Peperpot Nature Park (in Meerzorg). The adventure continues: walk around Palmentuin, get a sense of history and politics at Presidential Palace, contemplate the long history of Fort Zeelandia, and don't miss a visit to Waterkant (Riverside Boulevard).

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paramaribo holiday maker app.

Roja, Latvia to Paramaribo is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Roja to Paramaribo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Roja in October, expect Paramaribo to be much warmer, temps between 92°F and 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Georgetown.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips
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Georgetown, Guyana — 4 nights

Garden City of the Caribbean

Guyana's capital and main urban area, Georgetown represents the starting point for many visits to the country.
Georgetown is known for sightseeing, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of St. George's Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Pandama Retreat & Winery, admire the natural beauty at Guyana Botanical Gardens, and ponder the world of politics at Parliament Bldg.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Georgetown trip website.

Traveling by flight from Paramaribo to Georgetown takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Suriname Time (SRT) to Guyana Time (GYT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Paramaribo in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Georgetown: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wineries
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Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana — 1 night

As an arrival point for prisoners, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni played an important role in French Guiana history as a penal colony of France.
For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Georgetown to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Georgetown to Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to Cayenne.
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Cayenne, French Guiana — 4 nights

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: Roura (Cacao Village & Chutes de Fourgassier) and Kourou (Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) & Les Iles du Salut). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Marshes of Caw, wander the streets of Place des Palmistes, explore and take pictures at Fort Ceperou, and head off the coast to Ilet la Mere.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cayenne itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni to Cayenne with the Route module. In November in Cayenne, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Suriname travel guide

Historic Sites · Churches · Parks
The smallest country in South America, Suriname features thick jungles, rushing rivers, and lively, culturally diverse places to visit. Independent since 1975, Suriname retained the Dutch language and influences, as well as the Caribbean and the culture of its indigenous tribes. A third of the country's landscape is made up of natural reserves, providing tourists the opportunity to explore lush tropical rainforests, pristine beaches, scenic rivers and waterfalls, as well as a staggering variety of animals and birds. On a trip to Suriname you shouldn't pass up a visit to its capital and only city, World Heritage-listed Paramaribo, noted for its colonial-era architecture.

Guyana travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Gardens · Waterfalls
Land of Many Waters
A land of thick rainforest, expansive savannas, and lively Caribbean culture, Guyana is becoming more and more notable for its adventure and eco-tourism opportunities. Sightseeing in Guyana ranges from touring the colonial-era architectural gems of the historic capital, to hiking the verdant forest trails. Scenic waterfalls and mountaintops, laidback ranches, an array of tropical wildlife, and delicious Creole fusion cuisine await you on your Guyana holiday.

French Guiana travel guide

Tourist Spots · Wildlife Areas · Islands
The only part of South America still governed by an overseas country, the tropical, rainforest-covered French Guiana is the second largest region of France. The department was used by France as a penal colony in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with several islands that you can visit today used as prisons where inmates were forced to catch butterflies. On a trip to French Guiana, you can witness different ecosystems, diverse plant and animal life, as well a mix of cultures influenced by French colonization and a large immigrant population.