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

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

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel planner

Make it your trip
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 night

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San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, then appreciate the history behind Plaza Colon, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Ocean Park Beach, then walk around Parque de las Palomas, and then stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan tour planning app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Culebra

— 2 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Culebra trip builder.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Culebra are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, then kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva, and then stroll through Caracas Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Malecon, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Americas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then contemplate the long history of Old San Juan.

Plan trip to San Juan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.