8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Mayaguez
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Tampa

2
nights
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 17th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. On your second day here, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest, and then examine the collection at Museo del Tabaco Caguas.

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Tampa, USA to San Juan is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to San Juan is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

El Yunque Rain Forest, Museo del Tabaco Caguas
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

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 20th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra driving holiday planner.

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Malecon and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sun Bay Beach. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, stroll through Media Luna Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Chiva.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques attractions 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 June, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mayaguez.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

1
night
Mayaguez

Mayaguez ©
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). On the 24th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Christopher Columbus Statue and then step off the mainland to explore Mona Island.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mayaguez trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to Mayaguez in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. In June, daily temperatures in Mayaguez can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Mona Island ©
Mona Island

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