8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Luquillo
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  1 h 30 min
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1
night
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary tool.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Culebra is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Culebra is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Arecibo.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach

1
night
Arecibo

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Puerto Rico Premium Outlets, Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana, and then Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Arecibo driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Arecibo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Luquillo.

Things to do in Arecibo

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Puerto Rico Premium Outlets
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Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets ©
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets
Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio

2
nights
Luquillo

Luquillo ©
Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. On the 9th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Icacos Island, then step off the mainland to explore Palomino Island, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), and finally examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mine Trail (La Mina), admire the sheer force of La Coca Falls, then stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store, and finally kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Luquillo trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Arecibo to Luquillo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and flight. August in Luquillo sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Luquillo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, Fajardo, Caribbean Trading Company Store
Highlights from your plan
Icacos Island ©
Icacos Island
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island
La Coca Falls ©
La Coca Falls

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.
Kids will enjoy Secret Beach (Pata Prieta) and La Chiva. You'll get in some beach time at Navio Beach and Sun Bay Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, take in the waterfront at Malecon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques day trip site.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Luquillo to Isla de Vieques in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. In August in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Secret Beach (Pata Prieta) ©
Secret Beach (Pata Prieta)
Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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