8 days in Isla de Vieques & San Juan Itinerary

8 days in Isla de Vieques & San Juan Itinerary

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8 days in Isla de Vieques & San Juan Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Fly:  30 min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  30 min
2
San Juan
— 5 nights
End: San Juan

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum and then stroll through Sun Bay.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planner.

San Juan to Isla de Vieques is an approximately half hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

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San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Arte de Ponce and Museo de Las Americas. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Luquillo Beach and Playa la Cueva las Golondrinas. Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Rico Premium Outlets (in Barceloneta), The El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and La Guancha (in Ponce). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, contemplate the long history of San Juan National Historic Site, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, and try your luck at El San Juan Casino.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

San Juan is very close to Isla de Vieques. July in San Juan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponce, Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas, Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico Premium Outlets, El San Juan Casino
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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