8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  30 min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old San Juan and Parque de Bombas. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Ponce (Museo de Arte de Ponce & Casa Wiechers-Villaronga) and El Yunque National Forest (El Portal Tropical Forest Center & El Yunque Rain Forest). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan and explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Americas.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan online visit planner.

Charlotte, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Charlotte to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 78°F in San Juan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ponce, El Yunque National Forest
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Culebra trip planner.

Culebra is very close to San Juan. In August, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Playa Punta Soldado Beach ©
Playa Punta Soldado Beach

2
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.
On the 18th (Tue), look for gifts at Isla Vida, then get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and then explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach, then delve into the distant past at El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques travel planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

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