8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  7​h
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  2​h
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 8th (Mon), browse for treasures at El Alcazar. On your second day here, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then browse the different shops at Plaza las Americas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary maker .

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in San Juan at 89°F and lows at 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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Plaza las Americas ©
Plaza las Americas
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. In June in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Fish Market and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, look for gifts at Isla Vida, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, and finally kick back and relax at Caracas Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Isla de Vieques, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Tamarindo Beach, then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio, and then kick back and relax at Zoni Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Flamenco Beach.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Culebra trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

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