10 days in Bonaire, Curacao & Aruba Itinerary

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Fly to Flamingo International Airport, Drive to Kralendijk
Kralendijk, Bonaire
— 1 night
Fly to Curacao, Bus to Curacao
Curacao, Curacao
— 2 nights
Bus to Curacao, Fly to Oranjestad
Oranjestad, Aruba
— 6 nights


Kralendijk, Bonaire — 1 night

The capital city and main port Bonaire, Kralendijk possesses a rich and varied history and natural heritage to explore on an adventurous and diverse itinerary.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll through Bonaire National Marine Park, browse the different shops at I Love Bonaire Store, stop by Salt Shop Bonaire, then look for gifts at Elements, and finally steep yourself in history at Hilma Hooker.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kralendijk trip builder site.

Newark, USA to Kralendijk is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Kralendijk. Traveling from Newark in March, expect Kralendijk to be much warmer, temps between 86°F and 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Curacao.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping
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Curacao, Curacao — 2 nights

Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stop by Little Switzerland and then stop by Renaissance Mall & Rif Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Otrobanda, snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Kura Hulanda Museum, then look for gifts at Island Treasures Gifts and Souvenirs Curacao, and finally take a stroll through Punda.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Curacao day trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kralendijk to Curacao in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in March, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oranjestad.
Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Oranjestad, Aruba — 6 nights

When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Visit Jane Sea and California Lighthouse and Sasariwichi Dunes for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Archaeological Museum Aruba and Terrafuse Arubaglassceramics. Step out of Oranjestad with an excursion to Baby Beach in San Nicolas--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Malmok Beach, stop by Kristie's Jewels, and buy something for everyone on your list at Touch of Gold.

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Getting from Curacao to Oranjestad by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. In March in Oranjestad, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Bonaire travel guide

Water Sports · Scuba & Snorkeling · Nature & Parks
Thanks to its location outside the Caribbean "hurricane zone," Bonaire benefits from a semi-arid climate with plenty of warm, sunny days. From the island's coastline, a designated national park, you can access vibrant coral reefs that serve as a perfect destination for any snorkeling or diving enthusiast. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are also popular things to do on Bonaire due to the island's steady trade winds, while the arid interior offers numerous wildlife-rich protected areas, interesting rock formations, and scenic landscapes.

Aruba travel guide

Happy Island
A Dutch outpost in the Caribbean, sun-drenched Aruba provides a mix of modern seaside resorts and quiet coastal areas ideal for those wishing to escape the crowds. Vacations in Aruba, known affectionately as the "Happy Island," generally combine water-based activities with tours of the untamed backcountry, where you can discover unusual rock formations, historic churches, ostrich farms, and animal sanctuaries. Island capital Oranjestad offers some of the finest shopping and cultural sightseeing in Aruba, with an eco-friendly electric streetcar providing quick access to all of the city's major attractions, including numerous shops, restaurants, and hotels.