8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

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San Juan
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Newark


San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to La Muralla and Ashford Avenue. There's much more to do: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary maker website.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Juan is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Newark in August since evenings lows in San Juan dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks


— 2 nights

Little Island

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 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa Carlos Rosario.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Culebra trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. August in Culebra sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Tree Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Cataratas Juan Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.