8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

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Culebra
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
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San Juan
— 4 nights
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Culebra

— 2 nights

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), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Culebra National Wildlife Refuge.

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Richmond, USA to Culebra is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, Culebra is a bit warmer than Richmond - with highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stop by Isla Vida, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, and finally take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Culebra to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. September in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

San Juan

— 4 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Do your shopping at Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind and Seafoam. Escape the urban bustle at El Yunque Rain Forest and Condado Beach. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and explore the galleries of Depigment Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Juan day trip website.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. September in San Juan sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.