8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Catano
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Culebra
— 3 nights
+2
ferry + taxi + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

1
day
Catano

Catano ©
Cataño is a municipality located on northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.) bordering the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent to the north and east by San Juan; north of Bayamón and Guaynabo; east of Toa Baja and west of Guaynabo and is part of the San Juan Metropolitan Area. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Palomino Island and then kick back and relax at Pine Grove Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Catano trip planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Catano is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Catano. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, things will get warmer in Catano: highs are around 85°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Catano

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pine Grove Beach, Palomino Island
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Pine Grove Beach ©
Pine Grove Beach
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island

2
nights
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 28th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Malecon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and then stroll through La Chiva.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques online road trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Catano to Isla de Vieques. In March, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 30th (Sat), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
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 31st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. March in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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