8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, then look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio, and then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip builder .

Newark, USA to Culebra is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Culebra. Traveling from Newark in February, expect Culebra to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Sun Bay Beach and Media Luna Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Gallery Galleon. And it doesn't end there: stroll through La Chiva, get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, take in the waterfront at Malecon, and look for gifts at Isla Vida.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in February, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 21st (Fri), stop by Coqui International, then enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, view the masterpieces at La Casa de los Contrafuertes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and finally appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan online trip builder .

Fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In February in San Juan, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Coqui International
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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