16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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16 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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

5
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 Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo), Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for gifts at Coqui el Original, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get engrossed in the history at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan online route builder .

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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in San Juan at 89°F and lows at 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, El Yunque Rain Forest, Casa BACARDI Puerto Rico, Luquillo Beach
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Scuba & Snorkeling
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach

5
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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sun Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Navio Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planning app .

You can 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 in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
Scuba & Snorkeling
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

5
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carlos Rosario Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Culebra online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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