8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and then take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques holiday builder site.

Orlando, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Isla de Vieques: highs are around 84°F and lows about 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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 to go to Luquillo and see Luquillo Beach, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, examine the collection at Museo del Tabaco Caguas, steep yourself in history at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in March, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest online route planner.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Culebra online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. March in Culebra sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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.