8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Newark

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 14th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo del Tabaco Caguas, then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan holiday planner .

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newark in July since evenings lows in San Juan dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Museo del Tabaco Caguas, Luquillo Beach
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sun Bay Beach and Media Luna Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip maker app .

Fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. July in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Culebrita Island and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Culebra tour itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July in Culebra, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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