11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  7 h
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive:  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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Fajardo) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

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New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from New York City in July, with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Climbing 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 appreciate attractions like Sun Bay Beach and Caracas Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Chiva, stroll through Black Sand Beach, get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary site.

You can drive 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. July in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Flamenco Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Culebrita Island, kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, and stroll through Zoni Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Culebra road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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