8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
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
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier and then kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Malecon, then get a new perspective on things with Marauder Sailing Charters - Private Tours, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Denver, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Denver to Isla de Vieques. Traveling from Denver in January, things will get warmer in Isla de Vieques: highs are around 82°F and lows about 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest holiday planning website.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In January, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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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 12th (Tue), see Jerry’s Jeep Rental and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra day trip planning 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. In January, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 14th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan trip 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. January in San Juan sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Beaches · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.