8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico planner

Make it your trip
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San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
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San Juan

— 4 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.
Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Luquillo (Carabali Rainforest Park & Playa Luquillo). Make the 11th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, contemplate the long history of Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan online route planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Juan is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Juan: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.