10 days in Aruba & Curacao Itinerary

10 days in Aruba & Curacao Itinerary

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Oranjestad, Aruba
— 6 nights
Fly to Curacao, Bus to Curacao
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Curacao, Curacao
— 3 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Archaeological Museum Aruba and Aruba Etnia Nativa. Head to Time Square Aruba and Touch of Goldfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Oranjestad to San Nicolas to see Baby Beach about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: stop by Kristie's Jewels, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Malmok Beach, and contemplate the long history of Jane Sea.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oranjestad sightseeing site.

Newark, USA to Oranjestad is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Oranjestad. Traveling from Newark in October, expect Oranjestad to be warmer, temps between 91°F and 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Curacao.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Curacao, Curacao

— 3 nights
Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Little Switzerland and then wander the streets of Riffort Village. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Otrobanda, take in the views from Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Kura Hulanda Museum, then stop by Island Treasures Gifts and Souvenirs Curacao, and finally wander the streets of Punda.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Curacao trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Oranjestad to Curacao in 4.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Curacao can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Curacao

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Aruba travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops
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.