8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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

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.
To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon online visit planner .

Boston, USA to Rincon is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Boston in April, with highs in Rincon at 87°F and lows at 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Aguadilla
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and Paseo de la Princesa. Explore hidden gems such as Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Go for a jaunt from San Juan to El Yunque National Forest to see El Yunque Rain Forest about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and contemplate the long history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Juan online trip planner .

You can drive from Rincon to San Juan in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and shuttle. April in San Juan sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Caracas Beach and La Chiva. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sun Bay Beach and Secret Beach. There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take a leisurely stroll along Malecon, and take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques online visit planner .

Fly from San Juan to Isla de Vieques in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. April in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach

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