The perfect 1 day itinerary

Aruba, a tiny Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, is known for its dry, sunny weather, blond beaches and gentle surf. Constant trade winds bring cool breezes and cause the divi-divi trees to slope southwesterly. With its vibrant nightlife, diverse culinary scene, and a rich cultural history, Aruba offers a slice of paradise for every traveler. Here's a one-day itinerary to make the most of your visit to this beautiful island.

What to do in Aruba?

This 1 day itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Aruba. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: A Day of Beaches, Nature, and Culture


Start your day at Eagle Beach, known for its stunning white sand and clear turquoise waters. Enjoy a swim, sunbathe, or try your hand at water sports.


Visit the Butterfly Farm, a tropical garden filled with butterflies from around the world. It's a great opportunity to learn about the life cycle of these beautiful creatures.


Head to Arikok National Park, which covers nearly 20% of the island. Explore the diverse flora and fauna, visit the caves, and enjoy the stunning views of the coastline.

Late Afternoon

Visit the California Lighthouse, located on the northwestern tip of the island. The lighthouse offers panoramic views of the island's western coastline.


End your day in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba. Explore the colorful Dutch colonial architecture, dine at a local restaurant, and enjoy the vibrant nightlife.

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