8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
3
San Juan
— 2 nights

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Isla de Vieques

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caracas Beach and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get a sense of the local culture at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and El Hombre de Puerto Ferro. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques online trip maker.

Newark, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Isla de Vieques. Traveling from Newark in December, expect Isla de Vieques to be warmer, temps between 84°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 14th (Sat), trek along The Mine Trail (La Mina), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelito Trail, and then take in the awesome beauty at El Yunque. Keep things going the next day: trek along Big Tree Trail, examine the collection at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, then kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo, and finally look for gifts at Monkey Threads.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Luquillo
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El Yunque ©
El Yunque
Big Tree Trail ©
Big Tree Trail
El Portal Tropical Forest Center ©
El Portal Tropical Forest Center

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San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mar Chiquita and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then stroll through Isla Verde Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Juan online visit planner.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In December in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Mar Chiquita, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Isla Verde Beach ©
Isla Verde Beach
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Fishing Charters & Tours

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