8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Fajardo
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
3
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Newark

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Paseo de los Presidentes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Juan trip itinerary site.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Newark in April; daily highs in San Juan reach 87°F and lows reach 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fajardo.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Fajardo

Fajardo ©
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marina Puerto del Rey. Take a break from Fajardo with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach, wander the wide-open spaces of Carabali Rainforest Park, see the interesting displays at El Portal Tropical Forest Center, and look for gifts at Coqui International.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fajardo trip planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Fajardo in an hour. Another option is to take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Culebra.

Things to do in Fajardo

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Rio Grande, El Yunque National Forest, Luquillo
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Marina Puerto del Rey ©
Marina Puerto del Rey
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Luquillo Beach ©
Luquillo Beach

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Culebra trip itinerary maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Fajardo to Culebra in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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