6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

1
night
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra vacation website .

New York City, USA to Culebra is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Culebra. Traveling from New York City in October, expect nights in Culebra to be much hotter, around 78°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

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

1
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.
On the 26th (Sat), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, then get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Paseo de la Princesa and Old San Juan. Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Fajardo), Zipline (in Rio Grande) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan holiday website .

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Fishing Charters & Tours, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

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