8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly to Vieques, Taxi to Isla de Vieques
4
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly

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San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then stroll through Condado Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Culebra

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then stroll through Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Culebra vacation builder site.

Fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Isla de Vieques

— 3 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Balneario Sun Bay and Navio Beach will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
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.