8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Fly to Casper-Natrona County International Airport


San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step out of San Juan with an excursion to Luquillo Beach in Luquillo--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Condado Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary planning website.

Casper, USA to San Juan is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Casper to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Casper in July, expect much hotter with lows of 78°F in San Juan. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips


— 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

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Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest road trip planner.

Fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. July in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

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.