8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
3
Aguadilla
— 1 night
Drive
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
5
San Juan
— 2 nights
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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.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach, head off the coast to Culebrita, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Culebra online route planner.

Atlanta, USA to Culebra is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Culebra. In May, Culebra is somewhat warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Yunque National Forest journey planning app.

Fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. May in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Aguadilla.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Aguadilla

— 1 night

Garden of the Atlantic

Destroyed over the centuries by earthquakes and hurricanes, resilient Aguadilla now serves as one of Puerto Rico's top surfing destinations.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jobos Beach, then don't miss a visit to Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca, and finally head outdoors with Pozo de Jacinto.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aguadilla trip planner.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Aguadilla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Aguadilla

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud, browse the exhibits of Museo Castillo Serralles, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ponce online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Aguadilla to Ponce takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ponce are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then stroll through Condado Beach, and then look for gifts at Mi Pequeno San Juan. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan and then steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · 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.