8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
— 2 nights
San Juan
— 3 nights


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.
On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach.

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Norfolk, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Norfolk to Isla de Vieques. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Norfolk in February, with highs in Isla de Vieques at 83°F and lows at 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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— 2 nights

Little Island

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 13th (Wed): browse the collection at Culebra Public Library and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In February in Culebra, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
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San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old San Juan and Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo). There's still lots to do: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at El Galpon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

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Traveling by flight from Culebra to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In February, daytime highs in San Juan are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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Puerto Rico travel guide

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.