8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour itinerary maker

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Tram to Miami, Fly to San Juan
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San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Taxi to Roosevelt Roads, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
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Taxi to Vieques, Fly to San Juan, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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Rincon
— 1 night
Drive
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Arecibo
— 1 day
Drive
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San Juan
— 1 night
Fly to Miami, Tram to Miami

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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. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Juan vacation planner.

Miami, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Miami to San Juan. In September in San Juan, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest and then kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo.

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Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Culebra

— 1 night

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 12th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Nature
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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 13th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Nature
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Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha de Ponce.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce day trip tool.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

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Rincon

— 1 night

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Survival Beach and then get outside with Pozo de Jacinto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Rincon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Ponce to Rincon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Arecibo

— 1 day
Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tunel de Guajataca, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio, and then Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Arecibo online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Arecibo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Rincon, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Arecibo, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Juan visit planner.

You can drive from Arecibo to San Juan in an hour. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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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.