5 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

5 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

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5 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

Start: San Juan
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Ferry:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 1 day
Fly:  30​min
End: San Juan

4
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 Yunque Ziplining, El Yunque Rain Forest and 104 Calle La Fortaleza. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral, and delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Juan driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In December, daytime highs in San Juan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Yunque Ziplining, Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque

1
day
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 Black Sand Beach, Horseback Riding Tours, Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, then kick back and relax at Secret Beach, and finally explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques journey planner.

Getting from San Juan to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay ©
Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach

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