10 days in San Juan, Isla de Vieques & Culebra Itinerary

10 days in San Juan, Isla de Vieques & Culebra Itinerary

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10 days in San Juan, Isla de Vieques & Culebra Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  30 min
3
Culebra
— 3 nights
+2
Ferry + Shuttle + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Phoenix

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caribbean Trading Company Store and Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. Get outdoors at La Mina Falls and Ocean Park Beach. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and stop by Spicy Caribbee.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan trip itinerary maker.

Phoenix, USA to San Juan is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: highs in San Juan hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Caribbean Trading Company Store, Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
Ocean Park Beach ©
Ocean Park Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, then admire the striking features of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Gallery Galleon and then kick back and relax at Blue Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques online itinerary creator.

Isla de Vieques is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In May, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Museums Shopping Beaches
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La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum ©
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zoni Beach and Zinkowski Art Studio. You'll get in some beach time at Tamarindo Beach and Playa Punta Soldado Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library, and examine the collection at Museo Histotico de Culebra.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra holiday planner.

Culebra is very close to Isla de Vieques. In May, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Brava Beach ©
Brava Beach

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