8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  2 h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h 15 min
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Newark

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque, then stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest, and then look for gifts at Monkey Threads. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Newark, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to El Yunque National Forest, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Newark in February: high temperatures in El Yunque National Forest hover around 84°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Luquillo, Kayaking & Canoeing, Monumento Historico Cueva Maria de La Cruz, Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Kayaking & Canoeing
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Sun Bay Beach and La Chiva. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, take in the waterfront at Malecon, stop by Isla Vida, and enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques vacation maker website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In February in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Culebra trip maker site.

Do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February in Culebra, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island

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