8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico planner

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Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and then explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques itinerary maker tool.

Detroit, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Detroit in February: high temperatures in Isla de Vieques hover around 83°F and lows are around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Historic Sites

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 21st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at El Yunque, then look for gifts at Monkey Threads, and then trek along The Mine Trail (La Mina).

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in February, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rincon.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Rincon

— 2 nights

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 22nd (Sat), stop by Ocean State of Mind, then view the masterpieces at Playa Oeste Gallery, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: walk around El Faro Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Survival Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip builder.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In February, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Mar and Casa Museo Felisa Rincon de Gautier. Popular historic sites such as La Muralla and La Fortaleza - Palacio de Santa Catalina are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Playa Vega Baja (in Vega Baja) and Puerto Rico Premium Outlets (in Barceloneta). It doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Holocaust Memorial Monument and look for gifts at Ole Puerto Rico.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan travel app.

Drive from Rincon to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In February, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.