8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly + Drive:  12 h 45 min
1
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 min
3
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Lexington

1
night
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Bosque Nacional El Yunque and then tour the pleasant surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest vacation builder.

Lexington, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Lexington to El Yunque National Forest is 1 hour. While traveling from Lexington, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in El Yunque National Forest, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bosque Nacional El Yunque
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Culebra travel route tool.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Culebra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

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

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to Luquillo Beach in Luquillo (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Old San Juan, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan sightseeing app.

San Juan is very close to Culebra. In April, daytime highs in San Juan are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi Puerto Rico, Luquillo Beach
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
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