8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico Trip Planner

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Culebra
— 2 nights
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San Juan
— 4 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): head off the coast to Culebrita and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Zoni. 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 14-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 fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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San Juan

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest) and Playa Luquillo (in Luquillo). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, contemplate the long history of Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Juan tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. December in San Juan sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
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.