8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly to San Juan, Ferry to Culebra
— 1 day
San Juan
— 2 nights
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Fly to Ankara



Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 20th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Culebra road trip planner.

Ankara, Turkey to Culebra is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Atlantic Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Ankara in January: high temperatures in Culebra hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at The Poet's Passage, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, then stop by The Butterfly People, and finally stop by Old San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Alcazar, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pine Grove Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Juan route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Isla de Vieques

Isla Nena

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.
Relax by the water at Sun Bay Beach and Caracas Beach. Get some cultural insight at Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space and Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, stop by Isla Vida, and hunt for treasures at Fish Market.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques route website.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.