8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
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Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
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Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive
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Luquillo
— 2 nights
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly

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Culebra

— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip itinerary maker app.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Culebra is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Culebra due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Arecibo.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Arecibo

— 1 night
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.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arecibo driving holiday planner.

Fly from Culebra to Arecibo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, 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

Luquillo

— 2 nights
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.

To find maps 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 fly. 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Isla de Vieques

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy Secret Beach (Pata Prieta) and Vieques Island. You'll get in some beach time at Navio Beach and Sun Bay Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Chiva, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, stroll through Caracas Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Luquillo to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.