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
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
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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.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Old San Juan, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Americas.

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Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Juan, with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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 22nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and then kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva. On the next day, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, and then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach.

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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. In June in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

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Fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.