8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
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Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly

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Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

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.
Visit Balneario Sun Bay and Caracas Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: stroll through Playa La Chiva, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Isla Vida, and kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques online attractions planner.

Atlanta, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Isla de Vieques: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Culebra

— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Culebra driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Culebra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Arecibo.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Arecibo

— 1 night
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Your day by day itinerary now includes Aventura Cueva Ventana. On the 19th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Arecibo Lighthouse & Historical Park, then Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana, and then get some fabulous bargains at Puerto Rico Premium Outlets.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arecibo trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Culebra to Arecibo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Culebra in April since evenings lows in Arecibo dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Juan

— 3 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Plaza Las Americas and Coach Outlet Store. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Condado Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Santurce POP, view the masterpieces at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, and contemplate the long history of Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip website.

Getting from Arecibo to San Juan by car takes about an hour. In April in San Juan, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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.