8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel planner

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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, 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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Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 night
Fly

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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest day trip site.

Washington, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington to El Yunque National Forest due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Washington in December, with highs in El Yunque National Forest at 85°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach and then stroll through Playa Tamarindo. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Culebrita, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then kick back and relax at Playa Carlos Rosario.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Culebra online trip builder.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Isla de Vieques

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Caracas and Playa Navio. Step out of the city life by going to Playa La Chiva and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Pata Prieta, stroll through Balneario Sun Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques route planning tool.

Fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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.
On the 28th (Tue), see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Juan online tour builder.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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.