8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico attractions planner

Make it your trip
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San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
3
Coamo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Humacao
— 4 nights
Drive
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Luquillo
Drive

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San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 29th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary maker app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest, then examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, and then get some fabulous bargains at Trollbeads.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Coamo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Casa Museo Federico Degetau, don't miss a visit to Miradero Villalba-Orocovis, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Ramon Rivera Bermudez.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coamo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Coamo takes 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 drive to Humacao.

Things to do in Coamo

Museums

Side Trips

Humacao

— 4 nights

Pearl of the East

Thanks to its proximity to the capital and scenic location on Puerto Rico's eastern coastline, Humacao remains a frequent stop for many international travelers.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Punta Tuna Lighthouse and Casa Roig Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Reserva Natural de Humacao and Punta Figuras. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Humacao: Playa Lucia (in Yabucoa), Playa Maunabo (in Maunabo) and Caguas (C3tec, Jardin Botanico y Cultural William Miranda Marin, &more). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Pterocarpus Forest - Palmas del Mar, tee off at Palmas Del Mar Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Museo del Tabaco Caguas, and take a stroll through Guavate.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Humacao trip maker site.

You can drive from Coamo to Humacao in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 79°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Luquillo.

Things to do in Humacao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luquillo

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Luquillo trip planner.

You can drive from Humacao to Luquillo in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.