8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Ponce
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
3
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

3
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 17th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha, and finally stop by Plaza del Caribe.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ponce trip builder app .

Atlanta, USA to Ponce is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Atlanta to Ponce, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Ponce is much warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 80°F and lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

3
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.
Head to Gallery Galleon and Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Caracas Beach and Secret Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Sun Bay Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isla de Vieques holiday builder .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in December, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 23rd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, shop like a local with The Poet's Passage, then look for gifts at Coqui el Original, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December in San Juan, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
The Poet's Passage ©
The Poet's Passage

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