8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Rio Grande
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, then enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Camp Garcia. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Malecon and then explore the activities along Sun Bay.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques planning tool .

Newark, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Isla de Vieques, with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

1
night
Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo ©
On the 11th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Buye Beach, enjoy the sea views from Los Morrillos Light, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sucia.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo Rojo online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Cabo Rojo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Rio Grande.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Buye Beach ©
Buye Beach
Playa Sucia ©
Playa Sucia
Los Morrillos Lighthouse ©
Los Morrillos Lighthouse

2
nights
Rio Grande

Rio Grande ©
Many nature lovers know Rio Grande as the gateway to the only tropical rainforest within the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Yokahu Observation Tower, get interesting insight from Tours, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rio Grande trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cabo Rojo to Rio Grande in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Rio Grande can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Zipline
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Rio Grande to Culebra in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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