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

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

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

Start: Newark
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Culebra trip planner .

Newark, USA to Culebra is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in Culebra hover around 89°F and lows are around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Sun Bay and Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Chiva and Media Luna Beach. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, view the masterpieces at Gallery Galleon, shop like a local with Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Visiting El Yunque Rain Forest and Luquillo Beach will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Old San Juan and San Juan National Historic Site are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, and get engrossed in the history at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Juan online itinerary builder .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to San Juan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In June in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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