10 days in New York City & Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in New York City & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark, United States
Train:  30 min
1
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Subway + Train + Fly:  8 h 30 min
2
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Newark, United States

3
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning website.

Newark to New York City is an approximately half hour train ride. You can also take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

2
nights
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach, take in the waterfront at Malecon, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, and kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip maker.

You can do a combination of subway, train, and flight from New York City to Isla de Vieques in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of subway, train, flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Isla de Vieques to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

3
nights
Culebra, Puerto Rico

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and stroll through Zoni Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra travel planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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