8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
2
San German
— 2 nights
Drive
3
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
4
Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 night
Fly

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San Juan

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and finally make a trip to Plaza del Quinto Centenario. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then stroll through Condado Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Juan online road trip planner.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in March: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to San German.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

San German

— 2 nights
San Germán is a municipality located in the southwestern region of Puerto Rico (U.S.), south of Mayagüez and Maricao, north of Lajas, east of Hormigueros and Cabo Rojo, and west of Sabana Grande. On the 30th (Tue), kick back and relax at Playa Rosada, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bioluminiscent Bay, and then take a stroll through La Parguera.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San German online attractions planner.

You can drive from San Juan to San German in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San German

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then admire the sheer force of Catarata La Coca.

Plan a trip to El Yunque National Forest easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Drive from San German to El Yunque National Forest in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San German in March since evenings lows in El Yunque National Forest dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Culebra

— 1 night

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 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Culebra attractions app.

You can 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 April in Culebra, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stop by Coqui el Original and then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Juan journey planning site.

Fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Shopping

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.