8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 2 nights
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


San Juan — 2 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.
Attractions like Condado Beach and Pine Grove Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of San Juan to go to El Yunque National Forest and see El Yunque National Forest, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, take a stroll through Old San Juan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.

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Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in April; daily highs in San Juan reach 87°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caracas, then kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva, and then take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

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You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. April in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.
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Culebra — 3 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 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

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Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Culebra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.