8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
4
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly

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Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Relax by the water at Flamenco Beach and Carlos Rosario Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach and stroll through Tamarindo Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra visit site.

Dallas, USA to Culebra is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Culebra is 2 hours. When traveling from Dallas in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Culebra: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Isla de Vieques

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and then stroll through Secret Beach (Pata Prieta). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Malecon and then kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): stroll through El Yunque and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In March in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico and then wander the streets of Old San Juan.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Juan holiday maker tool.

Drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.