7 days in U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico Itinerary

7 days in U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
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Duty-free Capital of the World

One of the most visited cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean, the town of Charlotte Amalie is known around the world for its duty-free jewelry, perfume, and liquor shops.
Change things up with these side-trips from Charlotte Amalie: Virgin Islands National Park (Trunk Bay Beach, Annaberg Sugar Plantation, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Magens Bay, make a trip to St. Thomas Synagogue, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coki Point Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlotte Amalie itinerary builder site.

Detroit, USA to Charlotte Amalie is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in March, with highs in Charlotte Amalie at 84°F and lows at 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 31st (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and finally look for gifts at Pure Soul Living.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Juan trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Charlotte Amalie to San Juan in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In March in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Culebra, Puerto Rico

Little Island

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 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra online vacation planner.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Scuba & Snorkeling
America's Paradise
Three main and a number of minor islands that make up U.S. Virgin Islands treat visitors to a blend of historical sites and picture-perfect beaches. Though officially American territory--nicknamed "America's Paradise"--these islands boast a mix of cultures that make for culturally enriching vacations. A no-passport-required status makes holidays in U.S. Virgin Islands extremely popular with American tourists, who flock to this tropical heaven to enjoy scenic beaches, outdoor activities, and tasty local food. The islands are also a duty-free shopping destination, which also makes them appealing to shopaholics from across the world.

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.