8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico vacation planner
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San Juan
— 3 nights
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
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San Juan — 3 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.
Make the 4th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, don't miss a visit to Plaza de La Democracia, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan journey planner.

Houston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Houston to San Juan due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in San Juan can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 2 nights

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 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Culebrita and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. September in Culebra sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get your bearings at El Yunque National Forest.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest visit website.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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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