8 days in Caribbean & Curacao Itinerary

8 days in Caribbean & Curacao Itinerary

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8 days in Caribbean & Curacao Itinerary

Start: Columbus, United States
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Oranjestad, Aruba
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Willemstad, Curacao
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Havana, Cuba
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Columbus, United States

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nights
Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad ©
When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at California Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Eagle Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arikok National Park and then kick back and relax at Baby Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oranjestad day trip planner.

Columbus, USA to Oranjestad is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Columbus in March; daily highs in Oranjestad reach 88°F and lows reach 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Willemstad.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Eagle Beach, California Lighthouse, Baby Beach, Arikok National Park
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Eagle Beach ©
Eagle Beach
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach
Arikok National Park ©
Arikok National Park

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Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On the 16th (Mon), examine the collection at Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, then take in the views from Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Handelskade, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, stop by The Goods BV, then kick back and relax at Blue Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mambo Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Willemstad driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Oranjestad to Willemstad takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in March, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Willemstad

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mambo Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge ©
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
Blue Bay Beach ©
Blue Bay Beach

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Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), make a trip to El Capitolio, and steep yourself in history at Castillo de la Real Fuerza.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Havana attractions site.

Fly from Willemstad to Havana in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Willemstad to Havana. Traveling from Willemstad in March, things will get slightly colder in Havana: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

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