8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Charleston

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 16th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach and then stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Culebra driving holiday planner .

Charleston, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Charleston in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Culebra, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island

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.
Bring the kids along to Sun Bay and Caracas Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and El Hombre de Puerto Ferro. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, kick back and relax at La Chiva, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques online visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. June in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 21st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan planning app .

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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