8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Ferry to Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Drive to El Yunque National Forest
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El Yunque National Forest
— 1 night
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Culebra
— 2 nights
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San Juan
— 2 nights
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Isla de Vieques

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.
On the 20th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navio Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip builder app.

Pittsburgh, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Isla de Vieques, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in December: high temperatures in Isla de Vieques hover around 84°F and lows are around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

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El Yunque National Forest

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take a peaceful walk through El Yunque Rain Forest.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest online trip 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 December in El Yunque National Forest, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Culebra

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 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Carlos Rosario Beach, then head off the coast to Culebrita Island, and then visit a coastal fixture at Culebrita Lighthouse.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra trip planning website.

Getting from El Yunque National Forest to Culebra by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Culebra can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 25th (Fri), skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Keep things going the next day: visit Old San Juan.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Juan online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Culebra to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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.