8 days in French Guiana Itinerary

8 days in French Guiana Itinerary

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Drive to Stuttgart Airport, Fly to Cayenne
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Cayenne
— 5 nights
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Montsinery-Tonnegrande
— 1 night
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Drive to Cayenne – Félix Eboué Airport, Fly to Stuttgart Airport, Drive to Metzingen

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Cayenne

— 5 nights
The capital of French Guiana, Cayenne sits at the mouth of the Cayenne River on the department's Atlantic coast.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cayenne: Jardin Botanique de Guyane (in Macouria) and Kourou (Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) & Les Iles du Salut). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Place des Palmistes, enjoy the sand and surf at Remire-Montjoly Beach, hike along Sentier du Rorota, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sauveur Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cayenne trip itinerary planner.

Metzingen, Germany to Cayenne is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to French Guiana Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Metzingen in October, expect Cayenne to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Montsinery-Tonnegrande.

Things to do in Cayenne

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Montsinery-Tonnegrande

— 1 night
On the 7th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Le bagne des Annamites and then meet the residents at Zoo de Guyane.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Montsinery-Tonnegrande road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cayenne to Montsinery-Tonnegrande takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Montsinery-Tonnegrande can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montsinery-Tonnegrande

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

French Guiana travel guide

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Museums · Tourist Spots · Wildlife Areas
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.