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:  6​h 15​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
2
Carolina
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  45​min
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Isla de Vieques is known for nature, beaches, adventure, wildlife, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, and look for gifts at Isla Vida.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques tour planner .

Washington DC, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Isla de Vieques. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in December; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 84°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carolina.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

2
nights
Carolina

Carolina ©
Known as the "Land of Giants" in honor of its celebrated residents--including poet Julia de Burgos and baseball player Roberto Clemente--Carolina makes a living as both an industrial center and a hub of tourism.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then stroll through Condado Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Carolina online trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Isla de Vieques to Carolina in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Carolina

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest, San Juan
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 30th (Mon), kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Culebra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Carolina to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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