8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
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Rincon
— 1 night
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
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Fajardo
— 1 night
Taxi to Roosevelt Roads, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
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Rincon

— 1 night

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Crashboat Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Punta Higuera.

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New York City, USA to Rincon is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Rincon. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Rincon, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Mine Trail (La Mina). On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), and then trek along The Mine Trail (La Mina).

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Rincon to El Yunque National Forest by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In May, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fajardo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Fajardo

— 1 night
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fajardo online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Fajardo takes an hour. May in Fajardo sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in Fajardo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 15th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra trip app.

You can fly from Fajardo to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. May in Culebra sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Malecon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva, and then kick back and relax at Playa Pata Prieta. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Caracas Beach and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.