8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico travel planner
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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.
On the 19th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan online road trip planner.

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. In July in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to El Yunque National Forest.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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El Yunque National Forest — 1 night

On the 20th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque National Forest and then kick back and relax at Playa Luquillo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest online driving holiday 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 in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Culebra.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches
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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.
On the 21st (Thu), head off the coast to Culebrita.

Make your Culebra itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can 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. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Isla de Vieques.
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Nature · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques online journey planner.

You can fly from Culebra to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas and then take in the waterfront at La Guancha de Ponce.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ponce online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and car from Isla de Vieques to Ponce takes 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. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. You'll set off for Rincon on the 24th (Sun).
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Beaches · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): kick back and relax at Survival Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Pozo de Jacinto.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rincon online itinerary builder.

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 in Rincon, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arecibo.
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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): 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 see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Arecibo road trip website.

Traveling by car from Rincon to Arecibo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Arecibo can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Juan.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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San Juan — 1 night

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Juan day trip planning app.

Drive from Arecibo to San Juan in an hour. You will leave for home on the 26th (Tue).
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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.
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