8 days in Caribbean Itinerary

8 days in Caribbean Itinerary

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
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Willemstad, Curacao
— 1 night
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Oranjestad, Aruba
— 3 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico — 1 night

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 14th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan and then enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan travel route planner.

Buffalo, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Buffalo to San Juan. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Buffalo in January: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 84°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Punta Cana.
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — 2 nights

In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then discover the deep blue sea with Aqua Track Private Day Trips, and then stop by HARRISON'S Fine Caribbean Jewelers. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bavaro Beach and then don't miss a visit to Jesus Maestro Parish.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Cana holiday planner.

Fly from San Juan to Punta Cana in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Willemstad.
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Willemstad, Curacao — 1 night

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 18th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Handelskade, then take in the views from Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mambo Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Willemstad trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Punta Cana to Willemstad takes 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Oranjestad.
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Oranjestad, Aruba — 3 nights

When vacationing on Aruba, don't miss taking a tour of Oranjestad, the capital of the small Caribbean island.
Change things up with a short trip to Baby Beach in San Nicolas (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach, discover the deep blue sea with Aruba Bob Snorkel & Scuba, visit a coastal fixture at California Lighthouse and Sasariwichi Dunes, and stroll through Palm Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oranjestad vacation builder site.

Traveling by flight from Willemstad to Oranjestad takes 4 hours. January in Oranjestad sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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