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:  6​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes and then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site.

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Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 78°F in San Juan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rincon itinerary builder site .

You can drive from San Juan to Rincon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

2
nights
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 10th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then kick back and relax at Secret Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navio Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques itinerary planner .

You can fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Carlos Rosario Beach and Culebrita Island. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Zoni Beach and Flamenco Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra attractions app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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