8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Culebra
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
When in San Juan, make a side trip to see El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, approximately El Yunque National Forest away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Condado Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Juan online travel planner.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Juan, with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Ponce

— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 25th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos and then stroll through La Guancha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce and then appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ponce journey planner.

Getting from San Juan to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. July in Ponce sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks · Museums · Nature · Beaches

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 27th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Culebra trip planner.

Getting from Ponce to Culebra by combination of car and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. July in Culebra sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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.