15 days in United States & Aruba Itinerary

15 days in United States & Aruba Itinerary

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Fly to Queen Beatrix International Airport, Drive to Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz, Aruba
— 3 nights
Drive to Queen Beatrix International Airport, Fly to Key West International Airport
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Key West, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Miami, United States
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Santa Cruz, Aruba

— 3 nights
Explore Santa Cruz's surroundings by going to California Lighthouse (in Noord), Palm Beach (in Palm - Eagle Beach) and Baby Beach (in San Nicolas).

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder site.

Madrid, Spain to Santa Cruz is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Madrid to Santa Cruz, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Santa Cruz is much hotter than Madrid - with highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Key West, United States

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, make a trip to Duval Street, and take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West sightseeing planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Cruz to Key West. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Santa Cruz in January, with highs in Key West at 28°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Miami, United States

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miami attractions planner.

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Miami, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles, United States

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, wander the streets of Angelino Heights Historic Area, and see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip tool.

Getting from Miami to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In January, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Miami - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aruba travel guide

4.2
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.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.