8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico planner

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San Juan
— 4 nights
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights


San Juan

— 4 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.
Explore San Juan's surroundings by going to Luquillo (Carabali Rainforest Park & Playa Luquillo). Make the 11th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, contemplate the long history of Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, and make a trip to Parroquia San Francisco de Asis.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Juan online sightseeing planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to San Juan is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to San Juan. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in October, plan for a bit cooler days in San Juan, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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El Yunque National Forest

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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Puerto Rico travel guide

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.