10 days in Isla de Vieques, Culebra & San Juan Itinerary

10 days in Isla de Vieques, Culebra & San Juan Itinerary

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10 days in Isla de Vieques, Culebra & San Juan Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
San Juan
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for gifts at Isla Vida. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and then stroll through Sun Bay.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques itinerary planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in February: high temperatures in Isla de Vieques hover around 33°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio, and then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February in Culebra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get some cultural insight at Old San Juan and The Poet's Passage. We've included these beaches for you: Luquillo Beach and Condado Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo), Coqui International (in Palmer) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, view the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, and pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Juan holiday planner.

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. In February, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Coqui International, El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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