8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Miami

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary website .

Miami, USA to San Juan is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in San Juan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

3
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Bring the kids along to Flamenco Beach and Tamarindo Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, browse the collection at Culebra Public Library, examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, and identify plant and animal life at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Culebra trip planner .

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In March, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

2
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Malecon and then explore the activities along Sun Bay. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Culebra to Isla de Vieques by combination of flight and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. March in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

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