8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  14​h
1
Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  2​h
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Isla de Vieques

For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Malecon, stroll through Caracas Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques road trip app .

Seattle, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Traveling from Seattle to Isla de Vieques, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in Isla de Vieques reach 84°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Zipline
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Zipline

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paseo de la Princesa and Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Museo de Arte de Ponce and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Ponce (El Museo Castillo Serralles & Parque de Bombas). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip planner .

Drive from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in San Juan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ponce
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

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