6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Raleigh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, then stroll through Carlos Rosario Beach, and then look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Culebra day trip planning website .

Raleigh, USA to Culebra is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Raleigh in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Culebra, with lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach

1
night
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 4th (Sat): explore the galleries of Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then stop by Isla Vida, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): browse for treasures at El Alcazar, then browse the different shops at Plaza Las Americas, and then revel in the low prices at Coach Outlet Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): stop by Coqui International and then kick back and relax at Luquillo Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Coqui International, Luquillo Beach
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Plaza Las Americas ©
Plaza Las Americas
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Coqui International ©
Coqui International

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