11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, take an in-depth tour of Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Juan tour itinerary planner.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Juan. Traveling from New York City in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 78°F in San Juan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Scuba & Snorkeling
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Sun Bay and Media Luna Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at La Chiva, and take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

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 July, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Bring the kids along to Flamenco Beach and Tamarindo Beach. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Culebra sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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