17 days in Central America, South Pacific & Caribbean Itinerary

17 days in Central America, South Pacific & Caribbean Itinerary

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Belize City, Belize
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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Belize City, Belize

— 2 nights
Belize's biggest urban center, Belize City is a culturally diverse seaside destination.
Get outdoors at Blue Hole National Park and Goff's Caye. Take a break from Belize City with a short trip to The Belize Zoo in La Democracia, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and stroll through Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Belize City trip planner.

New York City, USA to Belize City is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Belize City is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Belize City hover around 88°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Belize City

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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Queenstown, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get outdoors at Milford Sound and Te Anau Bird Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Te Anau (The Chasm Walk, Ivan Wilson Park, &more) and Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ben Lomond Track, get interesting insight from Tours, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Belize City to Queenstown. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Visit Bondi Beach and Camp Cove for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls Lookout in Wentworth Falls--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

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Getting from Queenstown to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Queenstown to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oranjestad.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Oranjestad, Aruba

— 4 nights
When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Step out of the city life by going to Eagle Beach and Arikok National Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Beach and Baby Beach. Step out of Oranjestad to go to San Nicolas and see Street Murals, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Arashi Beach, enjoy the sea views from California Lighthouse, admire all the interesting features of Aruba Ostrich Farm, and head off the coast to De Palm Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Oranjestad trip itinerary app.

Fly from Sydney to Oranjestad in 29 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Sydney to Oranjestad. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Oranjestad at 90°F and lows at 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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.