8 days in Puerto Rico & Punta Cana Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico & Punta Cana Itinerary

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
— 2 nights
El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico
— 1 night
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
— 4 nights


San Juan, Puerto Rico

— 2 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.
Make the 23rd (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

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Tampa, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to San Juan is 1 hour. Traveling from Tampa in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Juan, with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

— 1 night
On the 25th (Mon), stroll through El Yunque Rain Forest.

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Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Punta Cana.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

— 4 nights
In an area boasting beaches that face both the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, vacations in Punta Cana have been popular with tourists since the early 1970s.
Spend the 27th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: try your luck at Hard Rock Casino Punta Cana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Macao Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hoyo Azul.

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You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Punta Cana in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In October in Punta Cana, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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.