8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico journey maker

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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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San Juan

— 2 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.
Make the 29th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, kick back and relax at Condado Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Juan online trip itinerary builder.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get a bit warmer in San Juan: highs are around 89°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

Isla Nena

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa La Chiva, then kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Culebra

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Culebra road trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest itinerary planner.

Fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In July in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.