24 days in Caribbean & South America Itinerary

24 days in Caribbean & South America Itinerary

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Fly
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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 6 nights
Ferry
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The Bottom, Saba
— 3 nights
Fly
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St. Eustatius, St. Eustatius
— 2 nights
Fly
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Willemstad, Curacao
— 8 nights
Drive to Hato International Airport, Fly to Paramaribo
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Paramaribo, Suriname
— 4 nights

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin — 6 nights

Take a trip to Philipsburg, the capital of Sint Maarten, and enjoy dynamic nightlife and great shopping.
Change things up with a short trip to Cupecoy Bay Beach in Cupecoy Bay (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Orient Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maho Beach, head off the coast to Pinel Island, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Philipsburg day trip planner.

Paramaribo, Suriname to Philipsburg is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Suriname Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to The Bottom.
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The Bottom, Saba — 3 nights

The Bottom is known for nature and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Scenery, explore the activities along Ladder Bay, stroll through Saba National Marine Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our The Bottom road trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Philipsburg to The Bottom takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. March in The Bottom sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly to St. Eustatius.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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St. Eustatius, St. Eustatius — 2 nights

Statia

Once a tax-free haven and the busiest seaport in the world, St.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Miriam C. Schmid Botanical Garden, explore the striking landscape of Quill/Boven National Park, and then contemplate the long history of Fort de Windt. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Zeelandia Beach, then contemplate the long history of St Eustatius Historical Foundation Museum, and then get your bearings at Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute Library.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the St. Eustatius holiday builder.

You can fly from The Bottom to St. Eustatius in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in St. Eustatius are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Willemstad.
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Willemstad, Curacao — 8 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Willemstad: Museo di Ka'i Orgel (in Barber), Kleine Knip (in Sabana Westpunt) and Church of Sint Willibrordus (in Sint Willibrordus). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Klein (Little) Curacao, kick back and relax at Playa Lagun, and stroll through Playa PortoMari.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Willemstad online day trip planner.

You can fly from St. Eustatius to Willemstad in 7 hours. In April in Willemstad, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Paramaribo.
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Paramaribo, Suriname — 4 nights

Wooden City

With the chance to visit a World Heritage-listed inner city, tours of Paramaribo remain among the most culturally enriching things tourists can do in Suriname.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paramaribo: Peperpot Nature Park (in Meerzorg) and Fort Nieuw Amsterdam (in Nieuw Amsterdam). The adventure continues: walk around Brownsberg Nature Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, view the masterpieces at Ready Tex Art Gallery, and stop by Talking Prints.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Paramaribo tour itinerary planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Willemstad to Paramaribo. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Suriname Time is 1 hour. April in Paramaribo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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St. Maarten-St. Martin travel guide

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
A trip to St. Maarten-St. Martin allows you to discover two separate colonies occupying one small island of just 95 sq km (37 sq mi). Divided between France and the Netherlands, this tiny spit of land in the Caribbean treats visitors to a surprisingly diverse blend of native and European cultures. A tour of St. Maarten-St. Martin reveals a landscape of both urban and untamed areas, with sandy beaches and pristine rainforests often appearing as extensions of one another. The French north of the island offers a string of outstanding restaurants and lively beaches popular with a young party-loving crowd. The Dutch southern section lures visitors with its dynamic bar scene and casinos.
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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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