8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
El Yunque National Forest
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Huntsville

2
nights
El Yunque National Forest

El Yunque National Forest ©
On the 15th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) and then delve into the lush surroundings at El Yunque Rain Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then kick back and relax at Balneario Luquillo.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our El Yunque National Forest trip planner .

Huntsville, USA to El Yunque National Forest is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to El Yunque National Forest is 2 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Huntsville in March: high temperatures in El Yunque National Forest hover around 85°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in El Yunque National Forest

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Balneario Luquillo, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls) ©
Cascada La Mina (La Mina Falls)
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crashboat Beach, then stroll through Sandy Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Rincon Art Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Domes Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon trip site .

Drive from El Yunque National Forest to Rincon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and car. March in Rincon sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arecibo.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach

1
night
Arecibo

Arecibo ©
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. Aventura Cueva Ventana has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Indio and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aventura Cueva Ventana.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arecibo road trip app .

Traveling by car from Rincon to Arecibo takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rincon in March since evenings lows in Arecibo dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana
Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Walter Otero Contemporary Art, stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan. On the next day, make a trip to Paseo de la Princesa, stop by Coqui el Original, then take in the exciting artwork at The Poet's Passage, and finally explore the galleries of La Casa de los Contrafuertes.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Arecibo to San Juan in an hour. In March, daytime highs in San Juan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery ©
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

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