8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  12​h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Carolina
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Denver

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.
Appreciate the collections at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum and Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Sun Bay and Media Luna Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through La Chiva, steep yourself in history at Isabel Segunda, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary maker .

Denver, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Denver to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in March, things will get much warmer in Isla de Vieques: highs are around 84°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carolina.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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

2
nights
Carolina

Carolina ©
Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
On the 4th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, then look for gifts at Monkey Threads, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Carolina trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Isla de Vieques to Carolina in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. March in Carolina sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Carolina

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, Scuba & Snorkeling, Monkey Threads
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Portal Tropical Forest Center ©
El Portal Tropical Forest Center

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, then get a taste of the local shopping with Age Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Juan travel itinerary planner .

San Juan is just a short distance from Carolina. In March, daytime highs in San Juan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach

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