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
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
San Juan
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

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hours
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 see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip planning site .

New York City, USA to Rincon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Rincon is 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 80°F in Rincon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Shopping Museums
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Playa Oeste Gallery ©
Playa Oeste Gallery

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Bay. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Isla Vida, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, then kick back and relax at Media Luna Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Galleon, and finally enjoy the sea views from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques trip planner .

You can fly from Rincon to Isla de Vieques in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

5
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get outdoors at El Yunque Rain Forest and Luquillo Beach. Head to Plaza las Americas and Caribbean Trading Company Storefor some retail therapy. When in San Juan, make a side trip to see Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind in Loiza, approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old San Juan, view the masterpieces at Depigment Art, get a taste of the local shopping with The Poet's Passage, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Juan National Historic Site.

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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 July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, Luquillo Beach, Caribbean Trading Company Store, El Yunque Rain Forest
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

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