8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Juan
— 3 nights
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Fly
3
Culebra
— 3 nights
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San Juan

— 3 nights

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Juan: Ponce (Parque de Bombas, Museo de Arte de Ponce, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Juan route tool.

New York City, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in San Juan to be much hotter, around 76°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Side Trips

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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip planner.

Drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in El Yunque National Forest are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Culebra

— 3 nights

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Culebra is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. June in Culebra sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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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.