8 days in Antigua and Barbuda Itinerary

8 days in Antigua and Barbuda Itinerary

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8 days in Antigua and Barbuda Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + Drive:  17​h
— 1 night
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Saint Philip Parish, Antigua
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Ottawa


Barbuda ©
Home to a large population of magnificent frigatebirds, Barbuda has a reputation for excellent bird-watching, along with many other relaxing pursuits.
On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Coco Point, then kick back and relax at 17-Mile Beach, and then savor a hot drink at Artcafe. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Frigate Bird Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Princess Diana Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barbuda trip planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Barbuda is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ottawa to Barbuda. When traveling from Ottawa in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Barbuda, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Philip Parish.

Things to do in Barbuda

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Frigate Bird Sanctuary ©
Frigate Bird Sanctuary
Coco Point ©
Coco Point

Saint Philip Parish, Antigua

Saint Philip Parish ©
Encompassing the southeastern end of the island of Antigua, Saint Phillip Parish epitomizes the best of what this Caribbean destination has to offer tourists from around the world.
Do your shopping at Zemi Art Gallery and Silver Chelles. We've included these beaches for you: Ffryes Beach and Half Moon Bay. Take a break from Saint Philip Parish with a short trip to Nature & Wildlife Tours in St. John's, about 42 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Nelson's Dockyard. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Betty's Hope, view the masterpieces at Gilly Gobinet Art, and explore the striking landscape at Devil's Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Philip Parish trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Barbuda to Saint Philip Parish in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. May in Saint Philip Parish sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Philip Parish

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Side Trips

St. John's, Gilly Gobinet Art, Nelson's Dockyard, Ffryes Beach
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Nelson's Dockyard ©
Nelson's Dockyard
Ffryes Beach ©
Ffryes Beach
Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay