8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico journey planner

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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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 13th (Sun): stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

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New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. In December, Isla de Vieques is much warmer than New York City - with highs of 84°F and lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 15th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see Jerry’s Jeep Rental and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga, and then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

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Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Make the 20th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Old San Juan, and look for gifts at Seafoam.

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Fly from Culebra 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 December, daytime highs in San Juan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.