8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Ferry to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Drive to Cabo Rojo
3
Cabo Rojo
— 1 night
Fly
4
Luquillo
— 1 night
Drive
5
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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San Juan — 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.
Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then kick back and relax at Condado Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Juan online day trip planner.

Houston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Houston to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in October, things will get a bit warmer in San Juan: highs are around 90°F and lows about 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.
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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 29th (Tue): stroll through Flamenco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa Zoni, head off the coast to Culebrita, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and ferry. In October in Culebra, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cabo Rojo.
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Cabo Rojo — 1 night

On the 31st (Thu), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Balneario de Boqueron.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo Rojo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Culebra to Cabo Rojo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car. In October in Cabo Rojo, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Luquillo.
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Luquillo — 1 night

Luquillo is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the northeast coast, northwest of Fajardo; and east of Rio Grande. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do some rugged touring at Carabali Rainforest Park, then look for gifts at Monkey Threads, and then kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Luquillo visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Cabo Rojo to Luquillo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Luquillo to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing
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.
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