8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in U.S. Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly to Charlotte Amalie, Ferry to Cruz Bay
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Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
Ferry
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East End, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 1 night
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
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Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

— 2 nights

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Maho Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Trunk Bay Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at Coastal Retreat Studios & Wellness. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Caneel Bay Beach, and then look for gifts at Vibe Collection.

Plan my trip to Cruz Bay with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Los Angeles, USA to Cruz Bay is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Los Angeles to Cruz Bay, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect Cruz Bay to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to East End.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

East End, U.S. Virgin Islands

— 1 night
St.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Magens Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read East End trip itinerary maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Cruz Bay to East End in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in East End

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Culebra, Puerto Rico

— 1 night

Little Island

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 25th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Culebra trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from East End to Culebra. In June, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest day trip planning tool.

Fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico

— 2 nights

Isla Nena

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip planning tool.

Do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Scuba & Snorkeling
America's Paradise
Three main and a number of minor islands that make up U.S. Virgin Islands treat visitors to a blend of historical sites and picture-perfect beaches. Though officially American territory--nicknamed "America's Paradise"--these islands boast a mix of cultures that make for culturally enriching vacations. A no-passport-required status makes holidays in U.S. Virgin Islands extremely popular with American tourists, who flock to this tropical heaven to enjoy scenic beaches, outdoor activities, and tasty local food. The islands are also a duty-free shopping destination, which also makes them appealing to shopaholics from across the world.

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.