8 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

8 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

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8 days in San Juan & Isla de Vieques Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Newark

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santurce, Condado Beach, Flamenco Beach, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old San Juan and San Juan National Historic Site. Depigment Art and El Portal Tropical Forest Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in San Juan, make a side trip to see El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read San Juan tour builder tool .

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in June, things will get a bit warmer in San Juan: highs are around 89°F and lows about 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

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Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, Culebra
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

2
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 list of things to see and do now includes Esperanza Riding Company, Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay, Black Sand Beach, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Malecon, explore the activities along Sun Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Black Sand Beach, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Caracas Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, and finally see the top attractions with Esperanza Riding Company.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. You'll set off for San Juan on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
You've now added Condado Lagoon to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista and then explore the activities along Condado Lagoon.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner .

Fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Condado Lagoon ©
Condado Lagoon

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