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

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

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

Start: San Juan
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: San Juan

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, sample the fine beverages at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In May in San Juan, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Casa Bacardi, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

3
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 8th (Wed): browse the collection at Culebra Public Library and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Culebra trip planner.

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. May in Culebra sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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.
On the 10th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then kick back and relax at Sun Bay.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques journey maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

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