6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
San Juan
— 2 nights


Isla de Vieques — 2 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa La Chiva and Mosquito Pier. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Caracas, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll through Balneario Sun Bay, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques road trip planning site.

Portland, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Portland to Isla de Vieques, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Portland in January: high temperatures in Isla de Vieques hover around 82°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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San Juan — 2 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 29th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Yokahu Observation Tower, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, make a trip to La Puerta de San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Juan sightseeing website.

You can 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, taxi, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.