8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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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

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 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques road trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Isla de Vieques is 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Isla de Vieques hover around 84°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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El Yunque National Forest

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip maker app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. December in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Culebra

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 11th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, soothe aching muscles at Culebra Yoga, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra road trip app.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Real PR Tours. Make the 15th (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, don't miss a visit to Holocaust Memorial Monument, and get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Juan online travel route planner.

You can 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, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.