8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
San Juan
— 4 nights



— 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 11th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Culebrita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Culebra trip website.

Los Angeles, USA to Culebra is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Culebra is 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Culebra hover around 88°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In October, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

San Juan

— 4 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.
When in San Juan, make a side trip to see Playa Luquillo in Luquillo, approximately Luquillo away. Make the 15th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan vacation site.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.