8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Start: Houston
Fly:  8 h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Houston

1
night
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 20th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Malecon and then explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques online day trip planner.

Houston, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Houston to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in February, expect nights in Isla de Vieques to be much hotter, around 73°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge
Malecon ©
Malecon

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 22nd (Fri): get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Culebra trip planning tool.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In February in Culebra, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
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.
Change things up with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old San Juan, get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Juan online attractions planner.

Getting from Culebra to San Juan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In February, daytime highs in San Juan are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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