8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
2
Ponce
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h
End: Newark

4
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.
Relax by the water at Blue Beach and Sun Bay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Isabel Segunda and enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques online trip itinerary builder .

Newark, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Isla de Vieques is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in December, with highs in Isla de Vieques at 83°F and lows at 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum ©
Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum
Isabel Segunda ©
Isabel Segunda
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse ©
Puerto Ferro Lighthouse

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Guancha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, then see the interesting displays at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ponce trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Ponce by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. December in Ponce sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga ©
Casa Wiechers-Villaronga
La Guancha ©
La Guancha

1
night
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 28th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, and then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ponce to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car, taxi, and ferry. In December in Culebra, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach
Culebrita Lighthouse ©
Culebrita Lighthouse
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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