8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner
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Fly
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 day
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Culebra
3
Culebra
— 1 day
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to San Juan
4
San Juan
— 2 nights
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San Juan — 4 nights

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Old San Juan, get outside with Outdoor Activities, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary planner.

Minneapolis, USA to San Juan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to San Juan is 2 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, things will get much warmer in San Juan: highs are around 90°F and lows about 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Yokahu Observation Tower and then take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in October, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Culebra.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Culebra — 1 day

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 27th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Culebra trip maker website.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. October in Culebra sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Juan.
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San Juan — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To plan San Juan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Culebra 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (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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