21 days in Curacao, Bonaire & Aruba Itinerary

21 days in Curacao, Bonaire & Aruba Itinerary

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Willemstad, Curacao
— 7 nights
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Kralendijk, Bonaire
— 6 nights
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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Willemstad, Curacao — 7 nights

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. Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Museum Curacao and Museo di Ka'i Orgel. Visiting Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Klein (Little) Curacao will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Watamula Hole (in Sabana Westpunt) and Flamingo Sanctuary Sint Willibrordus (in Sint Willibrordus). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Daaibooi Beach, explore the striking landscape of Shete Boka Park, stroll through Mambo Beach, and sample the fine beverages at Landhuis Chobolobo.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Willemstad online visit planner.

London, UK to Willemstad is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to Willemstad due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Willemstad are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are warmer (30°C). On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Kralendijk.
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Kralendijk, Bonaire — 6 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hilma Hooker and Fort Oranje. Visiting Bari Reef and La Machaca Reef will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kralendijk: Washington-Slagbaai National Park (Mount Brandaris, Malmok, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Seru Largu, browse the exhibits of Terramar Museum, kick back and relax at Playa Lechi, and discover the deep blue sea with Belmar Diving Bonaire.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kralendijk sightseeing planner.

Fly from Willemstad to Kralendijk in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly to Oranjestad.
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at California Lighthouse and Sasariwichi Dunes and Antilla Shipwreck. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Zoutman Historical Museum and Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oranjestad: San Nicolas (Museum of Industry, San Nicolas Community Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Boca Cataavlina, explore the striking landscape at Hooiberg, kick back and relax at Malmok Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Arikok National Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oranjestad trip planning website.

Fly from Kralendijk to Oranjestad in 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Curacao travel guide

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Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves. Although part of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the island's population has developed its own distinct culture, a blend of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American, with a Creole language called Papiamento. Along with its neighbors, Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao sits outside the Caribbean "hurricane zone" and boasts a warm, breezy climate throughout the year. On a Curacao vacation, you can laze, dive, or snorkel on its scenic stretches of sand, visit charming plantations in the interior, or roam the streets of Willemstad, renowned for its distinct architecture.
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Bonaire travel guide

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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.
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Aruba travel guide

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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.
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