8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Boston
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  30​min
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
Boston

2
days
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra vacation builder.

Boston, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Boston in February, with highs in Culebra at 84°F and lows at 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.

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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island

2
days
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 27th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at The El Yunque Rain Forest. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at San Juan National Historic Site, then get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, then look for gifts at Spicy Caribbee, and finally steep yourself in history at Old San Juan.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan trip builder.

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. In February in San Juan, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

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Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site

3
days
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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sun Bay, take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon.

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Isla de Vieques is very close to San Juan. March in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
Blue Beach ©
Blue Beach
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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