8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
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Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 2 nights

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Isla de Vieques

— 2 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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach, take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, explore the ancient world of El Hombre de Puerto Ferro, and get a new perspective on things with Vieques Classic Charter.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip planner.

San Juan to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In June in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Culebra tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In June in Culebra, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

San Juan

— 2 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 3rd (Sat), explore and take pictures at Carabali Rainforest Park, then kick back and relax at Luquillo Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Americas, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in San Juan are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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.