8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Luquillo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Houston

2
nights
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On your second day here, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach, and then make a trip to Plaza de la Catedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan online journey planner .

Houston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in October, expect San Juan to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Plaza de la Catedral ©
Plaza de la Catedral

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 29th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip planner .

Culebra is just a short distance from San Juan. October in Culebra sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo Rojo.

Things to do in Culebra

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Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

1
night
Cabo Rojo

Cabo Rojo ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Balneario de Boqueron.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Cabo Rojo road trip website .

Getting from Culebra to Cabo Rojo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In October in Cabo Rojo, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Luquillo.

Things to do in Cabo Rojo

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Balneario de Boqueron ©
Balneario de Boqueron

1
night
Luquillo

Luquillo ©
Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): wander the wide-open spaces of Carabali Rainforest Park, stop by Monkey Threads, and then kick back and relax at Luquillo Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Luquillo day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cabo Rojo to Luquillo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In October in Luquillo, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Luquillo

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach
Carabali Rainforest Park ©
Carabali Rainforest Park
Monkey Threads ©
Monkey Threads

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest travel app .

You can drive from Luquillo to El Yunque National Forest in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

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