How Many Days Do You Need in Curaçao?

We have visited many places in the Caribbean region, but non of them we considerd as diverse as our home island Curaçao. As a tourist you can enjoy yourself for days with trips, sights and activities.

You need at least 7 full days to discover Curaçao. This way you can visit all the highlights and get to know the local culture and sights. It is also important to take your time for relaxation, or as they say in Curaçao: Doing things poko poko.

How many days do you need in Curaçao?

There’s a lot of information that is beneficial to know how many days you need in Curaçao. We always advice to explore the island at your own pace to get your well-deserved rest and enjoy the beauty of Curaçao to the fullest.

How many days you need in Curaçao 

From our own perspective and the kind of feedback we hear from travelers, it is advisable to stay at least seven full days without feeling that you have stayed too short.  

A more in-depth Curaçao vacation is best experienced over a period of 14 days or more. This way you can discover off-the-beaten-path landmarks, visit several beaches and you’re more likely to get a hold on the local vibe.

So, in short, I would say that 7 days is sufficient for a first encounter with the island. However, if you desire a comprehensive Curaçao experience, you should plan to stay for at least two weeks.

Can you see Curaçao in one day?

Are you visiting the port of Curaçao during a cruise? I’m sure you will get the best out of your one-day stay and experience the beauty of the island.

However, spending just one day doesn’t really allow you to fully take in all that Curaçao has to offer. You’ll miss out on so many encounters that could truly show you what Curaçao is all about.

You’ll definitely want to carve at least 4-7 days to take a glimpse of Curaçao and its culture. Trust me, it’s not just about the beaches. If you’re thinking of stopping by on a cruise or as part of an island-hopping adventure, a day trip simply won’t do justice to the island’s essence.

Is two weeks too long in Curaçao?

You consider booking a 14-day vacation to Curaçao, but can’t help wondering if two weeks in Curaçao is two much?

Let me start with saying that you simply can’t have enough days in Curaçao. There’s no such thing like that.

Okay, but seriously talking, two weeks in Curaçao is just perfect. This approach doesn’t require sticking to a strict schedule just to check off every box. You get to wander the island at your own rhythm, giving you the chance to linger longer on your favorite beaches or attractions – maybe even revisit them.

Plus, you open up doors to a richer Curaçao experience by delving into its lesser-known treasures. After a full 14 days taking in the beauty of our dushi island, it will probably start to feel like a second home.

7-Day itinerary Guide

How about meeting in the middle? Many tourists will agree with us it is best to stay at least 7 full days in Curaçao. Staying on the island for seven days allows you to get to know all kinds of sights and highlights: amazing experiences that will turn into forever-lasting memories.  

To explore the island and make the most of your holiday, we have created a 7-day itinerary that takes you to the best attractions and beaches.

Each day in our handpicked itinerary includes recommended lunch- and dinner options nearby. View our Full 7 Day Curaçao Guide Here and use it as inspiration to create your own ultimate island itinerary.

Enjoy your stay in colorful Curaçao.

Roxanne Verheesen

Hi there! My name is Roxanne , 30 years old and born in the Netherlands, I've visited Curaçao for the first time in 2011 and moved to the island one year later. Love to write, snorkel and watch pinky-orangish sunsets at the beach.

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