8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary builder

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Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly to San Juan, Shuttle to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 day
Drive
3
Luquillo
Drive
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly

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Isla de Vieques

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Abe's Snorkeling and BioBay Tours as well as Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Playa La Chiva and Balneario Sun Bay. Family-friendly places like Playa Caracas and Vieques Island will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, stop by Isla Vida, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Plata Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip planning app.

Indianapolis, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Indianapolis in June since evenings lows in Isla de Vieques dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Tree Trail, then enjoy breathtaking views from Mt. Britton Lookout Tower, then take in the awesome beauty at El Yunque, and finally revel in the low prices at Trollbeads.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planning app.

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 taxi and flight. June in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Luquillo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Luquillo

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Luquillo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from El Yunque National Forest to Luquillo in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Luquillo can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. You will leave for San Juan on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Luquillo

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

San Juan

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Calle del Cristo, Old San Juan and Playa Isla Verde. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, make a trip to Calle del Cristo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Isla Verde, examine the collection at Museo del Mar, make a trip to Plaza del Quinto Centenario, then kick back and relax at Playa Vega Baja, and finally appreciate the history behind Plaza Colon.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Luquillo to San Juan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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.