8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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

1
night
San Juan

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then stroll through Balneario Luquillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get interesting insight from Tours, and then step off the mainland to explore Palomino Island.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Juan tour planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Juan. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Luquillo, Palomino Island, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Zipline
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ponce trip planner .

Drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Ponce are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
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El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
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.
Visit Domes Beach and Sandy Beach for some beach relaxation. El Faro Lighthouse and Rincon Art Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rincon: Gozalandia Waterfall (in San Sebastian) and Buye Beach (in Cabo Rojo). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and identify plant and animal life at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve.

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You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gozalandia Waterfall, Buye Beach
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Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy 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 30th (Tue), stroll through Secret Beach, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take in the waterfront at Malecon. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach, and then kick back and relax at Navio Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip itinerary app .

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 July, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Secret Beach ©
Secret Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach

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