8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
3
Fajardo
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
El Yunque National Forest
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Coamo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 15th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the San Juan trip maker .

Chicago, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, things will get much hotter in San Juan: highs are around 87°F and lows about 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Centro de Conservacion de Manaties de Puerto Rico
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

2
nights
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.
You've now added Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at La Chiva, kick back and relax at Secret Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, and finally explore the activities along Bioluminescent (Mosquito) Bay. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Bay, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planner .

Isla de Vieques is just a short distance from San Juan. In November in Isla de Vieques, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Fajardo.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Fajardo

Fajardo ©
Fajardo is a small city and municipality in Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the east region of the island, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Ceiba and east of Luquillo. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Coqui Water Park as well as Palomino Stables. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with Palomino Stables and then cool off at Coqui Water Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fajardo road trip planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Isla de Vieques to Fajardo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in November, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to El Yunque National Forest.

Things to do in Fajardo

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Coqui Water Park ©
Coqui Water Park
Palomino Stables ©
Palomino Stables

1
day
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest
You've now added Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hike along Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls).

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the El Yunque National Forest trip itinerary planning website .

El Yunque National Forest is very close to Fajardo. November in El Yunque National Forest sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Coamo.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Outdoors Parks Trails
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1
night
Coamo

Coamo ©
Coamo is a municipality founded 1579 in the south-central region of Puerto Rico (U.S.), located north of Santa Isabel; south of Orocovis and Barranquitas; east of Villalba and Juana Díaz; and west of Aibonito and Salinas. On the 21st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Salto de Collores, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Coamo Thermal Hot Springs, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Ramon Rivera Bermudez.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coamo road trip planning website .

Drive from El Yunque National Forest to Coamo in 2.5 hours. When traveling from El Yunque National Forest in November, plan for little chillier days in Coamo, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Coamo

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Salto de Collores, Coamo Thermal Hot Springs
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Coamo Thermal Hot Springs ©
Coamo Thermal Hot Springs

1
night
San Juan

San Juan
To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary site .

Drive from Coamo to San Juan in 1.5 hours. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks
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