8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
2
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Drive to Vieques, Fly to Culebra
4
Culebra
— 2 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.
On the 16th (Sun), kick back and relax at Condado Beach, then stop by Puerto Rican Art & Crafts, then browse for treasures at El Alcazar, and finally pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Juan day trip app.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in February, things will get much hotter in San Juan: highs are around 84°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): revel in the low prices at Trollbeads, stop by Coqui International, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest travel route site.

You can drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Shop till you drop at Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space and Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Sun Bay Beach and La Chiva. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll through Vieques National Wildlife Refuge.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from El Yunque National Forest to Isla de Vieques in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

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.
On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.