8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Ponce
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Mayaguez
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Isabela
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Arecibo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, then see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, and finally make a trip to Plaza of Delights (Plaza de las Delicias).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ponce day trip app .

Washington DC, USA to Ponce is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Ponce. In August, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Mayaguez.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

1
night
Mayaguez

Mayaguez ©
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.). Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Pilar Defillo, then take a stroll through Porta del Sol - West, and then step off the mainland to explore Mona Island.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mayaguez online route planner .

Getting from Ponce to Mayaguez by car takes about an hour. August in Mayaguez sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Isabela.

Things to do in Mayaguez

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mona Island ©
Mona Island
Porta del Sol - West ©
Porta del Sol - West
Museo Casa Pilar Defillo ©
Museo Casa Pilar Defillo

1
night
Isabela

Isabela ©
Isabela is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located in the north-western region of the island, north of San Sebastián; west of Quebradillas; and east of Aguadilla and Moca. On the 10th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach, then kick back and relax at Jobos Beach, then look for gifts at Bamboo Art & Sea Glass Creations, and finally kick back and relax at Montones Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Isabela online trip maker .

You can drive from Mayaguez to Isabela in an hour. Traveling from Mayaguez in August, plan for little chillier nights in Isabela, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Arecibo.

Things to do in Isabela

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Jobos Beach ©
Jobos Beach
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Bamboo Art & Sea Glass Creations ©
Bamboo Art & Sea Glass Creations

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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): Head underground at Aventura Cueva Ventana and then Head underground at La Cueva del Indio.

Plan my day in Arecibo using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Isabela to Arecibo in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Arecibo

Parks Nature
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Cueva del Indio ©
Cueva del Indio
Aventura Cueva Ventana ©
Aventura Cueva Ventana

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Change things up with a short trip to El Yunque Rain Forest in El Yunque National Forest (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Las Americas.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Juan tour planner .

Drive from Arecibo to San Juan in an hour. In August in San Juan, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Casa Bacardi, El Yunque Rain Forest
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El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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