8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + shuttle:  15​h 15​min
1
Fajardo
— 1 day
ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
4
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Dublin

1
day
Fajardo

Fajardo ©
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Icacos Island, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store.

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Dublin, Ireland to Fajardo is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Fajardo at 36°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Caribbean Trading Company Store, Zipline
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Icacos Island ©
Icacos Island
Zipline
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques itinerary builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Fajardo to Isla de Vieques in 1.5 hours. In June in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Adventure Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
Malecon ©
Malecon

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, examine the collection at Museo Historico de Culebra, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Culebra vacation planning app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 12th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Hacienda Buena Vista and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Culebra to Ponce in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. While traveling from Culebra, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ponce, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Parks Nature
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Isla de Caja de Muertos ©
Isla de Caja de Muertos
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

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