8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Luquillo
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Luquillo
— 1 night
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
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Coamo
— 1 night
Drive
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San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly

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Luquillo

— 1 night
Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monserrate Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Luquillo.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luquillo trip itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Luquillo is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Detroit to Luquillo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Luquillo: highs are around 88°F and lows about 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 31st (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest trip builder website.

You can drive from Luquillo to El Yunque National Forest in an hour. In July in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Coamo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Coamo

— 1 night
Coamo is a municipality founded 1579 in the south-central region of Puerto Rico (U.S.), located north of Santa Isabel; south of Orocovis and Barranquitas; east of Villalba and Juana Díaz; and west of Aibonito and Salinas. On the 1st (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Casa Museo Federico Degetau and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Aguas Termales.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Coamo online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from El Yunque National Forest to Coamo in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Coamo

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

San Juan

— 4 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Let the collections at Museo de Arte de Ponce and Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Crashboat Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Gozalandia Waterfall (in San Sebastian), Parque de Bombas (in Ponce) and Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca (in Isabela). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa, stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, stop by Old San Juan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Juan vacation maker.

Drive from Coamo to San Juan in 1.5 hours. August in San Juan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.