8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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San Juan
— 1 night
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Taxi to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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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. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. Keep things going the next day: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Juan online sightseeing planner.

Atlanta, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to San Juan is 1 hour. Traveling from Atlanta in December, things will get much hotter in San Juan: highs are around 85°F and lows about 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Isla de Vieques

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Balneario Sun Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach, kick back and relax at Navio Beach, take in the waterfront at Malecon, and relax and rejuvenate at Beatriz Beauty Boutique.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques online attractions planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Culebra driving holiday website.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and flight; or ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Sun), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.