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

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S. jurisdiction and one of the oldest in the Americas.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and then wander the streets of Old San Juan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Juan vacation planning site.

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. July in San Juan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest and then kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Yunque National Forest online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Culebra — 1 night

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra travel planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Culebra, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Isla de Vieques.
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Isla de Vieques — 1 night

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 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time 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. On the 27th (Wed), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then take in the waterfront at La Guancha de Ponce.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ponce online road trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 76°F. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Rincon.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
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Rincon — 1 night

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Survival Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Pozo de Jacinto.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Rincon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Arecibo.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips
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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 29th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Tunel de Guajataca, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio, and then Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Arecibo online itinerary planner.

Getting from Rincon to Arecibo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Arecibo can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Juan.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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San Juan — 1 night

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

You can drive from Arecibo to San Juan in an hour. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to home.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
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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.