11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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11 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Fajardo
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then wander the streets of Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan visit planner.

Indianapolis, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to San Juan is 1 hour. In June, San Juan is a bit warmer than Indianapolis - with highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra trip planner .

Culebra is just a short distance from San Juan. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Culebrita Lighthouse ©
Culebrita Lighthouse

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and then look for gifts at Isla Vida. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at La Chiva, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, then view the masterpieces at Gallery Galleon, and finally delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. You will leave for Fajardo on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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

2
nights
Fajardo

Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. You've now added Laguna Grande to your itinerary. On the 6th (Sat), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Grande, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Seas Beach, and then kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fajardo road trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Isla de Vieques to Fajardo takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Puerto Rico, Balneario Luquillo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing
Seven Seas Beach ©
Seven Seas Beach

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