8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
Fly:  30​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
2
San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Vega Baja
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ponce
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  2​h
5
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
End: San Juan

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay.

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San Juan to Isla de Vieques is an approximately half hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to San Juan.

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Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Malecon ©
Malecon

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Juan online travel planner .

San Juan is very close to Isla de Vieques. In June, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Vega Baja.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

1
day
Vega Baja

Vega Baja ©
Vega Baja is a municipality in north central Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northern coast, north of Morovis; east of Manatí; and west of Vega Alta. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Dorado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mar Chiquita.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Vega Baja holiday planner .

You can drive from San Juan to Vega Baja in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Vega Baja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Mar Chiquita, Dorado Beach
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Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Dorado Beach ©
Dorado Beach

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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of La Guancha.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ponce tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Vega Baja to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Vega Baja in June, expect nights in Ponce to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas
La Guancha ©
La Guancha

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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 22nd (Fri): get lost in a book at Culebra Public Library 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 photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Culebra online travel route planner .

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 taxi and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ponce in June: highs in Culebra hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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