15 days in Amsterdam, Curacao & Aruba Itinerary

15 days in Amsterdam, Curacao & Aruba Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Willemstad, Curacao
— 4 nights
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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 5 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Delft (Nieuwe Kerk & Old Church), Rent & Event Volendam (in Volendam) and The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Willemstad.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Willemstad, Curacao — 4 nights

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. Step out of Willemstad with an excursion to Kleine Knip in Sabana Westpunt--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa PortoMari, stop by Copperstone, snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, and take a leisurely stroll along Handelskade.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Willemstad trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Willemstad in 12.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Willemstad. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect Willemstad to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Palm - Eagle Beach.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba — 5 nights

A long stretch of powdery white sand and aquamarine waters, Palm - Eagle Beach remains one of Aruba's most visited vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Palm - Eagle Beach side-trips: San Nicolas (Baby Beach & ArtisA Gallery) and Arikok National Park (in Santa Cruz). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Eagle Beach, visit a coastal fixture at California Lighthouse and Sasariwichi Dunes, stroll through Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, and explore the striking landscape at Ayo Rock Formations.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Palm - Eagle Beach trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Willemstad to Palm - Eagle Beach takes 4 hours. September in Palm - Eagle Beach sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Curacao travel guide

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Beaches · Bridges · Scuba & Snorkeling
Take a trip to Curacao and lounge on its picture-perfect beaches and coves. Although part of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the island's population has developed its own distinct culture, a blend of Afro-Caribbean and Latin American, with a Creole language called Papiamento. Along with its neighbors, Aruba and Bonaire, Curacao sits outside the Caribbean "hurricane zone" and boasts a warm, breezy climate throughout the year. On a Curacao vacation, you can laze, dive, or snorkel on its scenic stretches of sand, visit charming plantations in the interior, or roam the streets of Willemstad, renowned for its distinct architecture.
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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.
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