8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico Trip Planner
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— 3 nights
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
San Juan
— 1 night


Culebra — 3 nights

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 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, stroll through Playa Zoni, and then kick back and relax at Playa Tamarindo. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Playa Carlos Rosario, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

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Richmond, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Richmond in June since evenings lows in Culebra dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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Isla de Vieques — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Playa Caracas and Balneario Sun Bay. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa La Chiva and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Media Luna and take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

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Fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Juan.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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San Juan — 1 night

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 23rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo, don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.

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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, taxi, and shuttle. In June in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip
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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.