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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan vacation maker site.

Miami, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Miami to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Miami in January: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 84°F and lows are around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

El Yunque National Forest

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest and then kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the El Yunque National Forest day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. January in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

Culebra

— 1 night

Little Island

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 24th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Culebrita.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra travel site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in January, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Isla de Vieques

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planning tool.

Fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Ponce.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Ponce

— 1 night
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Guancha de Ponce.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ponce day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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 January, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 26 — 27:

Rincon

— 1 night

Corner

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 27th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Survival Beach and then get outside with Pozo de Jacinto.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rincon trip planner.

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rincon when traveling from Ponce in January, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tunel de Guajataca, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Arecibo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rincon to Arecibo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rincon in January since evenings lows in Arecibo dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

San Juan

— 1 night

Walled City

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Juan travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Arecibo to San Juan in an hour. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Puerto Rico travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
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.