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

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Go for a jaunt from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest to see El Yunque Rain Forest about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan online trip builder .

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 when traveling from Newark to San Juan is 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Juan, with lows of 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Climbing Tours
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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.
On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Camp Garcia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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 22nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. August in Culebra sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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