5 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

5 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

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5 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner .

Orlando, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orlando to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in March, expect San Juan to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Malecon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge and then stroll through La Chiva.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques day trip site .

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in March, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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