8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
— 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 enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay.

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Norfolk, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Norfolk to Isla de Vieques. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Norfolk in February; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 83°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.
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Culebra — 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 Playa Zoni, 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 fly from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 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 catch the flight to San Juan.
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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. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Old San Juan and Playa Luquillo. Step out of San Juan to go to El Yunque National Forest and see El Yunque National Forest, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stop by El Galpon, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor 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, taxi, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in February, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.