8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly + Drive:  13 h
1
Rincon
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Durham

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.
On the 27th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the interesting displays at El Faro Lighthouse. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rincon online trip builder .

Durham, USA to Rincon is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Durham in December: high temperatures in Rincon hover around 84°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caracas Beach and Sun Bay Beach. We've included these beaches for you: La Chiva and Secret Beach. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the landmark architecture of Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Malecon.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isla de Vieques driving holiday planner .

Fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll the grounds of Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Juan online attractions planner .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to San Juan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

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