14 days in Rio Grande, San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

14 days in Rio Grande, San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

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14 days in Rio Grande, San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Drive:  45​min
1
Rio Grande
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
San Juan
— 11 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
End: San Juan

1
day
Rio Grande

Many nature lovers know Rio Grande as the gateway to the only tropical rainforest within the U.S.
You've now added Zipline to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sun), ponder the world of politics at Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Pared, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

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San Juan to Rio Grande is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Rio Grande can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Outdoors Adventure Beaches

Side Trips

Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz, Playa La Pared
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Zipline

11
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beach Bar, Sangrias and Casa Melaza Rum Boutique. Appreciate the collections at El Museo Castillo Serralles and Parque de Bombas. Get some cultural insight at Paseo de la Princesa and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Juan: Ponce (La Guancha, Cruz del Vigia, & more), Isla de Vieques (Caracas Beach, La Chiva, & more) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Fajardo). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, don't miss a visit to San Juan Gate, examine the collection at Fundacion Casa Cortes, and stroll through Carlos Rosario Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Juan online trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce, Isla de Vieques, Culebra, Fajardo
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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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.
You've now added Stand-Up Paddleboarding to your itinerary. On the 1st (Thu), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Brava Beach, examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques day trip planning tool .

Isla de Vieques is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Culebra
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Brava Beach ©
Brava Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

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