8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Phoenix

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sun Bay and Media Luna Beach. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach, take in the waterfront at Malecon, and identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques driving holiday website .

Phoenix, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Isla de Vieques is 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in July; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 88°F and lows reach 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge ©
Vieques National Wildlife Refuge

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 14th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Culebra are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island

2
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary planner .

San Juan is very close to Culebra. In July, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Luquillo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Climbing Tours

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