14 days in Caribbean Itinerary

14 days in Caribbean Itinerary

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14 days in Caribbean Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  31​h
1
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Havana, Cuba
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through The El Yunque Rain Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, then look for gifts at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Juan travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Juan is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Juan, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in San Juan to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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.
On the 27th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Culebra itinerary planner.

Culebra is very close to San Juan. November in Culebra sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in Culebra

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

2
nights
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana ©
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Jesus Maestro Parish and then tour the water at your own pace with El Tour Caribe - Tours. On your second day here, look for gifts at La Perla Dominicana and then head off the coast to Isla Saona.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta Cana itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Punta Cana takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Palm - Eagle Beach.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bavaro Beach ©
Bavaro Beach
Saona Island ©
Saona Island
El Tour Caribe ©
El Tour Caribe

3
nights
Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

Palm - Eagle Beach ©
A long stretch of powdery white sand and aquamarine waters, Palm - Eagle Beach remains one of Aruba's most visited vacation spots.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate the long history of Antilla Shipwreck and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eagle Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from California Lighthouse and then stroll through Palm Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Palm - Eagle Beach trip builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Punta Cana to Palm - Eagle Beach in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Havana.

Things to do in Palm - Eagle Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

California Lighthouse
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Eagle Beach ©
Eagle Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach
California Lighthouse ©
California Lighthouse

1
night
Havana, Cuba

Havana ©
Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Havana. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to El Capitolio, then contemplate the long history of El Morro, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Malecon, and finally make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Havana itinerary planner.

Getting from Palm - Eagle Beach to Havana by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Cuba Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Palm - Eagle Beach in December, with highs in Havana at 32°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Havana

Historic Sites
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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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