8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
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San Juan
— 3 nights
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary builder tool.

Houston, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to El Yunque National Forest, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Houston in October, with highs in El Yunque National Forest at 90°F and lows at 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly to Culebra.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, then head off the coast to Culebrita, and then stroll through Playa Zoni.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In October in Culebra, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Isla de Vieques.
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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.
On the 19th (Wed), kick back and relax at Balneario Sun Bay and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to San Juan.
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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. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Make the 22nd (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and look for gifts at Marisel Herbal Bath & Body.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip itinerary planner.

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, taxi, and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
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