10 days in Bonaire, Curacao & Aruba Itinerary

10 days in Bonaire, Curacao & Aruba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Caribbean journey planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Flamingo International Airport
Kralendijk, Bonaire
— 1 night
Fly to Curacao, Bus to Curacao
Curacao, Curacao
— 2 nights
Bus to Curacao, Fly to Oranjestad
Oranjestad, Aruba
— 6 nights
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark


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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Bonaire National Marine Park, buy something for everyone on your list at I Love Bonaire Store, stop by Saltshop Bonaire, then look for gifts at Elements, and finally contemplate the long history of Hilma Hooker.

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Newark, USA to Kralendijk is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Kralendijk hover around 86°F and lows are around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Curacao.

Things to do in Kralendijk

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Curacao, Curacao

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kleine Knip, look for gifts at Little Switzerland, and then wander the streets of Riffort Village. On the 28th (Fri), 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 wander the streets of Punda.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Curacao trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kralendijk to Curacao in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Curacao are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oranjestad.

Things to do in Curacao

Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Oranjestad, Aruba

— 6 nights
When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Shop till you drop at Royal Jewels & Diamonds and Time Square Aruba. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Ann's Catholic Church and Jane Sea. Step out of Oranjestad with an excursion to Baby Beach in San Nicolas--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Malmok Beach, look for gifts at Diamonds International, browse the different shops at Touch of Gold, and see the interesting displays at National Archaeological Museum Aruba.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Oranjestad holiday planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Curacao to Oranjestad in 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.