8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route builder
Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
San Juan
— 3 nights


Culebra — 2 nights

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Flamenco Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita, and kick back and relax at Playa Zoni.

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Newark, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Culebra due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newark in July since evenings lows in Culebra dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Isla de Vieques.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Isla de Vieques — 2 nights

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 10th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Malecon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva and then kick back and relax at Playa Caracas.

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Fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

San Juan — 3 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
When in San Juan, make a side trip to see El Yunque National Forest in El Yunque National Forest, approximately El Yunque National Forest away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.