6 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

6 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

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6 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
When in San Juan, make a side trip to see El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take an in-depth tour of Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to San Juan is 1 hour. In May, San Juan is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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.
On the 7th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Sun Bay.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

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