8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  17​h
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Old San Juan and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Luquillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Plazuela La Rogativa and then kick back and relax at Playa Mar Chiquita.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Juan road trip planning site .

Brussels, Belgium to San Juan is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Brussels to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Brussels in September: high temperatures in San Juan hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Mar Chiquita, Balneario Luquillo
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Plazuela La Rogativa ©
Plazuela La Rogativa

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, admire the striking features of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pozo de la Virgen Sabana Grande, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce tour planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Traveling from San Juan in September, you will find days in Ponce are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pozo de la Virgen Sabana Grande
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles

1
night
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 10th (Tue): stop by Ocean State of Mind, enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Domes Beach, and finally stroll through Sandy Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rincon online road trip planner .

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and flight. In September in Rincon, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach

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.
On the 11th (Wed), kick back and relax at Secret Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and then kick back and relax at Navio Beach.

Plan trip to Isla de Vieques with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Rincon to Isla de Vieques takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach
Malecon ©
Malecon

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