8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  8 h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  2 h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  30 min
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: New York City

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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Sun Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Isla de Vieques. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 84°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

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
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 9th (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your El Yunque National Forest trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan road trip website.

Drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico ©
Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico

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.
On the 11th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, stroll through Zoni Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra trip itinerary builder app.

Culebra is just a short distance from San Juan. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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