8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Santurce POP. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: revel in the low prices at Coach Outlet Store, then view the masterpieces at Botello Gallery, then browse for treasures at El Alcazar, and finally browse the different shops at Plaza las Americas.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Juan road trip planning website .

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Juan. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 89°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Luquillo Beach, Caribbean Trading Company Store, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind
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Plaza las Americas ©
Plaza las Americas
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store

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.
Shop till you drop at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Gallery Galleon. Get in touch with nature at Sun Bay and La Chiva. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach, identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, don't miss a visit to Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. June in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach, then look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra route planning app .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Culebra by combination of car and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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