8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our San Juan itinerary builder website.

Atlanta, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in December, expect San Juan to be much warmer, temps between 85°F and 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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nights
Culebra

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Rosario Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at Culebra Yoga, and then head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Culebra online itinerary maker.

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 and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

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El Yunque National Forest

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest vacation maker app.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla Nena

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 get in some beach time at Sun Bay Beach and Media Luna Beach. Get in touch with nature at La Chiva and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Secret Beach (Pata Prieta), relax and rejuvenate at Beatriz Beauty Boutique, and take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.