6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 3 nights
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights


San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Old San Juan and El Yunque Rain Forest. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

New Orleans, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to San Juan is 2 hours. While traveling from New Orleans, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in San Juan, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

Isla Nena

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 Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay to your itinerary. On the 21st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, kick back and relax at La Chiva, then get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and finally explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip builder website.

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.