8 days in Curacao, Aruba & Mobile Itinerary

8 days in Curacao, Aruba & Mobile Itinerary

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8 days in Curacao, Aruba & Mobile Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
1
Willemstad, Curacao
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Oranjestad, Aruba
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Mobile, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Detroit, United States


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2
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Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad ©
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. On the 14th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Kura Hulanda Museum, snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Handelskade, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Hato Caves, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Bay Beach, and then examine the collection at Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Willemstad trip itinerary planning site.

Detroit, USA to Willemstad is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Willemstad is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Detroit in March, with highs in Willemstad at 87°F and lows at 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Oranjestad.

Things to do in Willemstad

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge ©
Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge
Scuba & Snorkeling
Blue Bay Beach ©
Blue Bay Beach

3
nights
Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad ©
When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Take a break from Oranjestad with a short trip to Baby Beach in San Nicolas, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Eagle Beach, explore the striking landscape at Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations, explore the galleries of Cosecha in San Nicolas, and stroll through Arashi Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Oranjestad sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Willemstad to Oranjestad in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Oranjestad can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mobile.

Things to do in Oranjestad

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Palm - Eagle Beach, San Nicolas, Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations, Donkey Sanctuary Aruba, California Lighthouse
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Eagle Beach ©
Eagle Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
Baby Beach ©
Baby Beach

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Mobile, United States

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around Bienville Square, get engrossed in the history at Conde-Charlotte Museum, then make a trip to Fairhope Avenue, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Fairhope Municipal Pier. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS ALABAMA.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mobile online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Oranjestad to Mobile takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Oranjestad in March, plan for slightly colder days in Mobile, with highs around 70°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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Fairhope
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Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Fairhope Avenue ©
Fairhope Avenue

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