8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico trip planner

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
— 2 nights
San Juan
— 2 nights


Isla de Vieques

— 2 nights

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.
Isla de Vieques is known for beaches, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Balneario Sun Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Media Luna, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take a leisurely stroll along Malecon.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary site.

New York City, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Isla de Vieques due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in February, things will get warmer in Isla de Vieques: highs are around 83°F and lows about 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip maker website.

You can fly from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in February, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Highlights from your trip


— 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.
On the 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Culebrita Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita, and then stroll through Playa Zoni.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Culebra trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Culebra are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Plaza del Quinto Centenario, then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, then steep yourself in history at Catedral Basilica Menor de San Juan Bautista, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then get a sense of history and politics at The Capitol of Puerto Rico, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan road trip app.

You can fly from Culebra to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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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.