8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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San Juan
— 1 night
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
3
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
5
Rincon
— 1 night

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San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Las Americas, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then wander the streets of Old San Juan.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip planning app.

Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Juan is 1 hour. Traveling from Philadelphia in January, expect San Juan to be much hotter, temps between 84°F and 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Museo de Las Americas ©
Museo de Las Americas

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Culebra

Culebra ©
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 23rd (Thu): 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 24th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse, then step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Culebra tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In January in Culebra, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

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

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Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
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 25th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Malecon and then explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and then stroll through La Chiva.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In January, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Scuba & Snorkeling

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El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Nacional El Yunque, then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest, and then look for gifts at Monkey Threads.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest travel planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Isla de Vieques to El Yunque National Forest takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in El Yunque National Forest can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bosque Nacional El Yunque, Monkey Threads
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Bosque Nacional El Yunque ©
Bosque Nacional El Yunque
Monkey Threads ©
Monkey Threads

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Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 28th (Tue), look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Rincon, then enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rincon day trip site.

Traveling by car from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and car. In January, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
Caribbean Trading Rincon ©
Caribbean Trading Rincon

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