8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 day
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
3
San Juan
— 4 nights

1
day
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 18th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary builder website.

Chicago, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, Isla de Vieques is a bit warmer at night with lows of 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
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.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Culebra Public Library and then stroll through Flamenco Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel 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

4
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 much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip planner.

Fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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