13 days in Aruba Itinerary

13 days in Aruba Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Aruba travel route maker

Make it your trip
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Oranjestad
— 7 nights
Drive
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Palm - Eagle Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Noord
— 1 night
Drive
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Arikok National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Queen Beatrix International Airport, Fly to Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport

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Oranjestad

— 7 nights
When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Splash Park Aruba, Aruba Canoe, Aruba Sunrise Tours, and other attractions you added. Step off the beaten path and head to Donkey Sanctuary Aruba and Time Square Aruba. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Zoutman Historical Museum and Terrafuse Arubaglassceramics. When in Oranjestad, make a side trip to see Rodgers Beach in San Nicolas, approximately San Nicolas away. There's lots more to do: stop by The Arubian Taste, admire all the interesting features of The Butterfly Farm, take in the awesome beauty at Hooiberg, and buy something for everyone on your list at Touch of Gold.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oranjestad route planning tool.

Paramaribo, Suriname to Oranjestad is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Suriname Time (SRT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Paramaribo in September, Oranjestad is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palm - Eagle Beach.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Palm - Eagle Beach

— 2 nights
A long stretch of powdery white sand and aquamarine waters, Palm - Eagle Beach remains one of Aruba's most visited vacation spots.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saloon Bar Aruba, Around Aruba Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll through Bubali Bird Sanctuary and then hang with the cowboys and cowgirls at Saloon Bar Aruba. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see Around Aruba Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Palm - Eagle Beach tour itinerary planner.

Palm - Eagle Beach is very close to Oranjestad. In September, daily temperatures in Palm - Eagle Beach can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Noord.

Things to do in Palm - Eagle Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Noord

— 1 night
Noord itineraries allow for cultural exploration and adventure tourism, as the most populous and visited town on the island.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Philip's Animal Garden, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): meet the residents at Philip's Animal Garden and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ann's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Noord sightseeing planner.

Noord is very close to Palm - Eagle Beach. In September, daytime highs in Noord are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Arikok National Park.

Things to do in Noord

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Arikok National Park

— 2 nights
Arikok National Park encompasses nearly a fifth of Aruba's total area, sprawling along the northeastern coastline and across the eastern interior.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Gold Mine Ranch. On the 23rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Andicuri Beach and then get interesting insight from The Gold Mine Ranch.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Arikok National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Noord to Arikok National Park takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Arikok National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

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.