8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Culebra
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San Juan
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Culebra

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 5th (Tue): head off the coast to Culebrita Island and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip builder.

San Francisco, USA to Culebra is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Culebra is 4 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Culebra at 85°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting San Juan side-trips: Luquillo Beach (in Luquillo) and El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, look for gifts at Spicy Caribbee, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip itinerary builder site.

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 December in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.