10 days in Bonaire, Curacao & Aruba Itinerary

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.
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bonaire National Marine Park, get a taste of the local shopping with I Love Bonaire Store, shop like a local with Salt Shop Bonaire, then shop like a local with Elements, and finally admire all the interesting features of Hilma Hooker.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kralendijk travel planner.

Newark, USA to Kralendijk is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Kralendijk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kralendijk, with lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Curacao.

Things to do in Kralendijk

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Curacao, Curacao

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stop by Little Switzerland and then wander the streets of Riffort Village. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Otrobanda, snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Kura Hulanda Museum, then stop by Island Treasures Gifts and Souvenirs Curacao, and finally take a stroll through Punda.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Curacao using our trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Kralendijk to Curacao in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oranjestad.

Things to do in Curacao

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Aruba Etnia Nativa and Terrafuse Arubaglassceramics. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jane Sea and National Archaeological Museum Aruba. When in Oranjestad, make a side trip to see Baby Beach in San Nicolas, approximately San Nicolas away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Time Square Aruba, browse the different shops at Touch of Gold, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Malmok Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oranjestad trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Curacao to Oranjestad takes 4.5 hours. In August in Oranjestad, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bonaire travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Water Sports · 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

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.