8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
San Juan
— 2 nights



— 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Culebrita and Playa Zoni. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Tamarindo, visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary builder app.

Seattle, USA to Culebra is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Culebra, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get a bit warmer in Culebra: highs are around 89°F and lows about 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Isla de Vieques

— 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 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Pata Prieta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva, and then take in the waterfront at Malecon. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Balneario Sun Bay and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan and then admire the masterpieces at La Casa de los Contrafuertes.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip planning website.

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 and shuttle. In August 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 19th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Puerto Rico travel guide

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.