13 days in United States & Puerto Rico Itinerary

13 days in United States & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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13 days in United States & Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Fly:  30 min
3
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Miami, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Nashville, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Salt Lake City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Madrid, Spain

1
night
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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 13th (Mon), stop by Isla Vida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, then kick back and relax at Caracas Beach, then explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, and finally take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Isla de Vieques, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in April, expect nights in Isla de Vieques to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro ©
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro

1
night
Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 15th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra itinerary builder app.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. April in Culebra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

2
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Calle del Cristo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and then wander the streets of Old San Juan.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary planner.

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

3
nights
Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Cape Florida Lighthouse and Lincoln Road will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Anhinga Trail and Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: The Box Gallery (in West Palm Beach), Homestead (Nike Missile Site HM-69 & Robert Is Here) and Henry Morrison Flagler Museum (in Palm Beach). There's lots more to do: visit Wynwood, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Miami travel route builder.

You can fly from San Juan to Miami in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April in Miami, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Key Biscayne, Homestead, The Box Gallery, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum ©
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
Cape Florida Lighthouse ©
Cape Florida Lighthouse

2
nights
Nashville, United States

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 21st (Tue), witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, and finally examine the collection at The George Jones. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at : Gallery of Iconic Guitars, admire the natural beauty at Belmont Mansion, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Nashville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Nashville is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Miami in April, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
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Carter House ©
Carter House
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Franklin ©
Downtown Franklin

2
nights
Salt Lake City, United States

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally stroll through Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then examine the collection at Hill Aerospace Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can fly from Nashville to Salt Lake City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nashville in April; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 20°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Thanksgiving Point, Hill Aerospace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of the Madeleine ©
Cathedral of the Madeleine
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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