8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  8​h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Houston

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Malecon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

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Houston, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Houston to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Isla de Vieques, with lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Culebra day trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. October in Culebra sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get outdoors at Isla de Caja de Muertos and Cueva del Indio. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Aventura Cueva Ventana. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Palomino Island (in Las Croabas) and Crashboat Beach (in Aguadilla). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, and get a sense of history and politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico.

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San Juan is just a stone's throw from Culebra. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arecibo, Crashboat Beach, Zipline, Isla de Caja de Muertos, Palomino Island
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Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos
Zipline
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach

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