8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Salt Lake City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll through La Chiva, then enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Malecon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip builder.

Salt Lake City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect nights in Isla de Vieques to be warmer, around 76°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks 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.
On the 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra online travel route planner .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

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

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). The adventure continues: stroll through Condado Beach, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

For more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner.

San Juan is very close to Culebra. In May, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Luquillo Beach
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

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