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:  7​h
1
San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Bayamon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Boston

2
nights
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 16th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage, view the masterpieces at Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, then stop by Caribbean Trading Company Store, and finally kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

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Boston, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Boston to San Juan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, San Juan is warmer than Boston - with highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bayamon.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Caribbean Trading Company Store, Zipline, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind
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Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Zipline

1
night
Bayamon

Bayamon ©
Bayamón is a municipality of Puerto Rico located on the northern coastal valley, north of Aguas Buenas and Comerío; south of Toa Baja and Cataño; west of Guaynabo; and east of Toa Alta and Naranjito. On the 19th (Fri), head off the coast to Palomino Island, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque de las Ciencias Luis A. Ferre, and then look for gifts at Local Story.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bayamon trip itinerary app .

Bayamon is very close to San Juan. In April, daily temperatures in Bayamon can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Bayamon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Local Story, Palomino Island
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Parque de las Ciencias Luis A. Ferre ©
Palomino Island ©
Palomino Island
Local Story ©
Local Story

2
nights
Rincon

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
On the 20th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Domes Beach, and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: stop by Ocean State of Mind, get a taste of the local shopping with Playa Oeste Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach.

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Traveling by car from Bayamon to Rincon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. In April, daytime highs in Rincon are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach

2
nights
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 22nd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Secret Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Navio Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Isla de Vieques visit website .

You can fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. April in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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

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