8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Tram to Miami, Fly to San Juan
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San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Taxi to Roosevelt Roads, Fly to Culebra
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Culebra
— 1 night
Fly
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Isla de Vieques
— 1 night
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Taxi to Vieques, Fly to San Juan, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 1 night
Drive
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Rincon
— 1 night
Drive
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Arecibo
— 1 day
Drive
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San Juan
— 1 night
Fly to Miami, Tram to Miami

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Juan trip planner.

Miami, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Miami to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from Miami in December, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque National Forest and then kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Culebra.
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Culebra — 1 night

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 12th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Culebra tour planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques road trip site.

You can fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ponce.
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Ponce — 1 night

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Guancha de Ponce.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ponce visit app.

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Ponce by combination of taxi, flight, and car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Isla de Vieques in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ponce, with lows of 24°C. You'll set off for Rincon on the 15th (Thu).
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Rincon — 1 night

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Survival Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at Pozo de Jacinto.

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Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Ponce in December, Rincon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arecibo.
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Arecibo — 1 day

Arecibo is a municipality on the northern coast of Puerto Rico (U.S.), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, located north of Utuado and Ciales; east of Hatillo; and west of Barceloneta and Florida. On the 16th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Tunel de Guajataca, then Head underground at Cueva del Indio, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Arecibo tour app.

Getting from Rincon to Arecibo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Rincon in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Arecibo, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to San Juan.
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San Juan — 1 night

Walled City

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Juan sightseeing planner.

Getting from Arecibo to San Juan by car takes about an hour. On the 17th (Sat), you're off to 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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