7 days in Puerto Rico & Norfolk Itinerary

7 days in Puerto Rico & Norfolk Itinerary

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7 days in Puerto Rico & Norfolk Itinerary

Start: Richmond, United States
+2
Fly + shuttle + ferry:  12​h 30​min
1
Culebra, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
2
San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Norfolk, United States
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Richmond, United States

1
night
Culebra, Puerto Rico

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 23rd (Tue): stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Zoni Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Culebra driving holiday planning site .

Richmond, USA to Culebra is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Culebra when traveling from Richmond in July, with lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

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

3
nights
San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
When in San Juan, make a side trip to see El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and steep yourself in history at San Juan National Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Juan day trip planning website .

San Juan is just a short distance from Culebra. In July in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Norfolk.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Casa Bacardi
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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

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Norfolk, United States

Norfolk ©
Norfolk formed around a natural harbor that’s home to the world’s largest naval base, which helped cement the city as a keystone for strategic military planning and government.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Norfolk Botanical Garden, admire all the interesting features of Battleship Wisconsin, and then admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Norfolk journey planner .

Fly from San Juan to Norfolk in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Norfolk. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Juan in July since evenings lows in Norfolk dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Norfolk

Parks Museums
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Norfolk Botanical Garden ©
Norfolk Botanical Garden
Chrysler Museum of Art ©
Chrysler Museum of Art
Battleship Wisconsin ©
Battleship Wisconsin

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