8 days in San Juan, Isla de Vieques & Culebra Itinerary

8 days in San Juan, Isla de Vieques & Culebra Itinerary

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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Drive to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 3 nights
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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palomino Island and Playa Vega Baja. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Isla Verde Beach. Step out of San Juan with an excursion to Caribbean Trading Company Store in Palmer--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll around Plaza Antonia Quinones, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, and admire the local landmark of Roots Fountain.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Juan online travel route builder.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to San Juan. In June, San Juan is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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Isla de Vieques

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.
On the 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques driving holiday planning site.

Fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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Culebra

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Escape the urban bustle at Tamarindo Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Zoni Beach and Carlos Rosario Beach. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Culebra.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature