8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  30​min
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

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 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Rompe Olas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Crashboat Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rincon travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Rincon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Rincon. In April, Rincon is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Aguadilla
Highlights from your plan
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy 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.
Visit La Chiva and Secret Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Caracas Beach and Malecon. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Bay, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planner.

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 April, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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

1
night
San Juan

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): don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa, explore the different monuments and memorials at San Juan Cemetery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Condado Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Juan day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. In April in San Juan, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Condado Beach ©
Condado Beach
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, then stroll through Zoni Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tamarindo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Flamenco Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Culebra trip tool .

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In April, daytime highs in Culebra are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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