8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Arecibo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
4
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly

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Culebra

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 13th (Mon), kick back and relax 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 next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, then head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Culebra online trip itinerary planner.

Orlando, USA to Culebra is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Culebra. In July, daytime highs in Culebra are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Arecibo.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

2
nights
Arecibo

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 15th (Wed), make a trip to Aventura Cueva Ventana and then Head underground at Cueva del Indio. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Arecibo sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Culebra to Arecibo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip website.

You can drive from Arecibo to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or fly. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Caracas Beach and then stroll through La Chiva.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. July in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.