11 days in Caribbean Itinerary

11 days in Caribbean Itinerary

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 1 night
Fly to Beef Island, Ferry to Cruz Bay
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Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 4 nights
Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to Simpson Bay
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Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 2 nights
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Willemstad, Curacao
— 1 night
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Oranjestad, Aruba
— 2 nights
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

— 1 night
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the activities along Hoyo Azul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Ocean Adventures Punta Cana and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Punta Cana trip maker tool.

Houston, USA to Punta Cana is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Houston in April: high temperatures in Punta Cana hover around 86°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

— 4 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Visiting Trunk Bay Beach and Salt Pond Bay will get you outdoors. Visit Sapphire Beach and Caneel Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Cruz Bay with a short trip to Lindqvist Beach in Smith Bay, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Cinnamon Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maho Bay Beach, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cruz Bay itinerary planner.

Getting from Punta Cana to Cruz Bay by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Cruz Bay are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Simpson Bay.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin

— 2 nights
Simpson Bay offers luxury resort living and good access to the main areas of the island.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Happy Bay Beach, kick back and relax at Mullet Bay Beach, and then kick back and relax at Maho Beach. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Orient Bay Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Simpson Bay trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Cruz Bay to Simpson Bay takes 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Simpson Bay are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Willemstad.

Things to do in Simpson Bay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Willemstad, Curacao

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Academy Curacao, then take a stroll through Punda, and then snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Willemstad travel planning app.

You can fly from Simpson Bay to Willemstad in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in April, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oranjestad.

Things to do in Willemstad

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Oranjestad, Aruba

— 2 nights
When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
On the 21st (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Baby Beach, then see some colorful creatures with Aruba Bob Snorkeling, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Pool. On the next day, explore and take pictures at The Butterfly Farm and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arashi Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Willemstad to Oranjestad takes 4.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Oranjestad can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips