8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive
3
Yauco
— 2 nights
Drive
4
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly

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Culebra

— 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 24th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Jerry’s Jeep Rental and then enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra online attractions planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Culebra is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Culebra, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, you will find days in Culebra are a bit warmer (88°F), and nights are warmer (78°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. October in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yauco.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Yauco

— 2 nights
Yauco is a city and municipality in southwestern Puerto Rico, centered on the city of the same name. Mud Splash Off Roads Adventures has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Guanica Dry Forest, appreciate the history behind La Escalinata, and then see Mud Splash Off Roads Adventures. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Cana Gorda Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Jose De La Montana, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yauco trip builder app.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Yauco takes 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from El Yunque National Forest in October: highs in Yauco hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Yauco

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Make the 30th (Fri) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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

Drive from Yauco to San Juan in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.