8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 3 nights
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights


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.
Change things up with a short trip to El Yunque National Forest in El Yunque National Forest (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, look for gifts at Marisel Herbal Bath & Body, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and kick back and relax at Condado Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arecibo.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Arecibo — 1 day

Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. On the 18th (Wed), Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana and then Head underground at Cueva del Indio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Arecibo trip planner.

Drive from San Juan to Arecibo in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) 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 19th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Culebra itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Arecibo to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Caracas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 72°F.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.