17 days in Caribbean Itinerary

17 days in Caribbean Itinerary

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17 days in Caribbean Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  28​h
1
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Havana, Cuba
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, adventure, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and head off the coast to Vieques Island.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip builder site .

Sydney, Australia to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 14 hours. In January in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

2
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 25th (Sat), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, and then make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary planning 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. In January, daytime highs in San Juan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Food Tours
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

3
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.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, nature, outdoors, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To plan Culebra vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Culebra is very close to San Juan. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Seven Mile Beach.

Things to do in Culebra

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

2
nights
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, get engrossed in the history at Cayman Islands National Museum, and then stroll through Stingray City Grand Cayman. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Seven Mile Beach driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Seven Mile Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight. Traveling from Culebra to Seven Mile Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Seven Mile Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

George Town, Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter, Stingray City Grand Cayman
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach

3
nights
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Havana is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, beaches, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Malecón of Havana, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana, contemplate the long history of Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion).

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Havana trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seven Mile Beach to Havana takes 2 hours. Traveling from Seven Mile Beach in January, Havana is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Old Havana ©
Old Havana
Malecón of Havana ©
Malecón of Havana
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

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