8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico visit planner

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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
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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.
San Juan is known for historic sites, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, get engrossed in the history at Museum of History, Anthropology and Art, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Juan travel route planner.

Orlando, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Orlando in November; daily highs in San Juan reach 87°F and lows reach 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Chiva.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques holiday planning website.

Getting from San Juan to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Culebra.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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 24th (Wed), kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): head off the coast to Culebrita and then stroll through Playa Zoni.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Culebra journey tool.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to Culebra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. November in Culebra sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Yokahu Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip website.

You can fly from Culebra to El Yunque National Forest in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. November in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

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.