8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Ferry + Drive:  1​h
2
Palmer
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

4
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 off the beaten path and head to Malecon and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay, stroll through Blue Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques tour planner.

Washington DC, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Isla de Vieques is 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 79°F in Isla de Vieques. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Palmer.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

3
nights
Palmer

Palmer ©
Set back from the busy coast, Palmer has a charming, hidden-away atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Icacos Island. Change things up with a short trip to Palomino Island in San Juan (about 1h 10 min away). Make the 10th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at The El Yunque Rain Forest. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at La Mina Falls and enjoy breathtaking views from Yokahu Observation Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Palmer itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Palmer takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Palmer

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, Fajardo
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island

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