8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Rincon
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Tampa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Secret Beach, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Eco Tours, and then take in the waterfront at Malecon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Mosquito Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Navio Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Media Luna Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques road trip app .

Tampa, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. Traveling from Tampa to Isla de Vieques, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

Plan my day in San Juan using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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 September, daytime highs in San Juan are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Hacienda Buena Vista, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce trip itinerary app .

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan in September, you will find days in Ponce are little chillier (85°F), and nights are about the same (76°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Hacienda Buena Vista ©
Hacienda Buena Vista
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

3
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Museum-lovers will appreciate El Faro Lighthouse and Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe. Escape the urban bustle at Domes Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Crashboat Beach (in Aguadilla) and Cabo Rojo (Buye Beach & Los Morrillos Light). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve and kick back and relax at Sandy Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon trip planner.

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. September in Rincon sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo
Highlights from your plan
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Buye Beach ©
Buye Beach

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