8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico vacation planner

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Fly
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Culebra
— 3 nights
Fly

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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, stroll through Condado Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan itinerary 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 November, expect San Juan to be warmer, temps between 87°F and 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

2
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El Yunque National Forest

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then look for gifts at Coqui International, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary website.

Drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

3
nights
Culebra

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: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Culebra road trip planning tool.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in November, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.