11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Lajas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Detroit

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate El Hombre de Puerto Ferro and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Vieques Island and La Plata Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Patti's Reef, explore the gorgeous colors at Angel Reef, view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques online day trip planner .

Detroit, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in February, expect Isla de Vieques to be much hotter, temps between 83°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lajas.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Shopping Museums
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Vieques Island ©
Vieques Island
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro ©
El Hombre de Puerto Ferro
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

3
nights
Lajas

Lajas ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bioluminiscent Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Parguera and Parroquia San Jose De La Montana. Get in touch with nature at Playa Rosada and Bahía Fosforescénte.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lajas day trip planning app .

Fly from Isla de Vieques to Lajas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in Lajas can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 24th (Mon), you're off toSan Juan.

Things to do in Lajas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, Bahía Fosforescénte
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Cayo Caracoles ©
Cayo Caracoles
Playa Rosada ©
Playa Rosada
La Parguera ©
La Parguera

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paseo de la Princesa and The Poet's Passage. Take a break from the city and head to Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and Playa Mar Chiquita. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Luquillo (Balneario Luquillo & Zipline) and El Yunque (in El Yunque National Forest). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, stop by Marisel Herbal Bath & Body, and stroll around Parque de las Palomas.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Juan online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Lajas to San Juan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. February in San Juan sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, Luquillo, Playa Mar Chiquita
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
El Yunque ©
El Yunque

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