8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

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Houston, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to El Yunque National Forest is 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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 6th (Sun), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Culebrita, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Culebra trip planner.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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 8th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip builder.

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 June, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

San Juan

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for gifts at Monkey Threads, enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Juan tour itinerary builder site.

Fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In June in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Side 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.