4 days in Isla de Vieques, El Yunque National Forest & Culebra Itinerary

4 days in Isla de Vieques, El Yunque National Forest & Culebra Itinerary

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4 days in Isla de Vieques, El Yunque National Forest & Culebra Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 15 min
3
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: New Orleans

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night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes JAK Water Sports and Rental. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach, take a tour by water with JAK Water Sports and Rental, and then contemplate the long history of Isabel Segunda.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques holiday app .

New Orleans, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect little chillier with lows of 77°F in Isla de Vieques. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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JAK Water Sports and Rental ©
JAK Water Sports and Rental
Isabel Segunda ©
Isabel Segunda

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night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Yokahu Observation Tower, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Luquillo Mountain Range, and then trek along Mount Britton Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yokahu Observation Tower ©
Yokahu Observation Tower

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Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): browse the collection at Culebra Public Library and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Culebra visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Culebra Public Library ©
Culebra Public Library

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