8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
San Juan
— 3 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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Sun Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques online day trip planner.

New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Isla de Vieques, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Isla de Vieques, with lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Culebra.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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Culebra — 2 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. On the next day, head off the coast to Culebrita and then kick back and relax at Playa Zoni.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Culebra trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. July in Culebra sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Juan.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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San Juan — 3 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.
Step out of San Juan to go to El Yunque National Forest and see El Yunque National Forest, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Juan holiday planner.

You can fly from Culebra 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 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.