8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
San Juan
— 2 nights


El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at El Yunque National Forest and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest.

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Philadelphia, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in April: high temperatures in El Yunque National Forest hover around 87°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Culebra.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure
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 17th (Mon), stroll through Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Isla de Vieques.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa La Chiva, then kick back and relax at Playa Caracas, and then take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

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Fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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.
On the 21st (Fri), sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then steep yourself in history at Old San Juan. Keep things going the next day: stop by Seafoam, then steep yourself in history at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.