11 days in Caribbean Itinerary

11 days in Caribbean Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Zagreb, Croatia
Fly:  13 h
1
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
4
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Zagreb, Croatia

3
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Go for a jaunt from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest to see El Yunque Rain Forest about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Juan holiday planning app.

Zagreb, Croatia to San Juan is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Zagreb in January, with highs in San Juan at 34°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

2
nights
Culebra, Puerto Rico

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 14th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach and then get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra day trip planning tool.

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In January in Culebra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

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

2
nights
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

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 16th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, then stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Malecon and then explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques day trip planner.

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 January in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Philipsburg.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

3
nights
Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin

Philipsburg ©
Take a trip to Philipsburg, the capital of Sint Maarten, and enjoy dynamic nightlife and great shopping.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): kick back and relax at Dawn Beach, then kick back and relax at Orient Bay Beach, and then look for gifts at Joe's Jewelry. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Mullet Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maho Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cupecoy Bay Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Philipsburg trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Philipsburg takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Philipsburg are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Philipsburg

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sint Maarten, Maho Beach, Orient Bay Beach, Cupecoy Bay Beach
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Joe's Jewelry ©
Joe's Jewelry
Maho Beach ©
Maho Beach
Dawn Beach ©
Dawn Beach

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