10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

10 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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10 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
— 2 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.
Take a break from San Juan with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan 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. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 85°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
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 Beach and La Chiva. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach, stop by Isla Vida, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

You can fly 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. In December, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (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

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
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 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then stroll through Zoni Beach, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra road trip website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. January in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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