8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary planner

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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San Juan
— 2 nights
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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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Sun Bay, take a tour by water with Vieques Classic Charter, stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary app.

New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in February; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 83°F and lows reach 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 6th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest road trip planner.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. February in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · 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.
On the 7th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Zoni, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Culebra online travel route planner.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In February in Culebra, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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 9th (Tue): look for gifts at Marisel Herbal Bath & Body, get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then ponder the world of politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Juan online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra 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 February, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.