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:  6​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2​h
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach, then look for gifts at Puerto Rican Art & Crafts, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at El Alcazar, and finally appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan vacation maker website .

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Juan is 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in San Juan reach 84°F and lows reach 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Puerto Rican Art & Crafts ©
Puerto Rican Art & Crafts
Paseo de los Presidentes ©
Paseo de los Presidentes

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 17th (Mon), revel in the low prices at Trollbeads, then look for gifts at Coqui International, and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In February in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Trollbeads, Coqui International
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Coqui International ©
Coqui International

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sun Bay Beach and La Chiva. Head to Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Isla Vidafor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques sightseeing planner .

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to 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
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach, look for gifts at Zinkowski Art Studio, and then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. February in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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