10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Start: Jacksonville, Florida
Bus + Fly:  10 h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 15 min
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
4
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Jacksonville, Florida

3
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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, look for gifts at Isla Vida, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques online itinerary planner.

Jacksonville, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 10- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in August, Isla de Vieques is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. August in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)

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 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In August in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Luquillo (Carabali Rainforest Park & Luquillo Beach). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Old San Juan, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Juan online itinerary planner.

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. August in San Juan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Luquillo, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach

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