8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Ponce
— 1 day
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Rincon
— 2 nights
3
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
4
San Juan
— 1 night

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Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Armstrong Poventud, examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, examine the collection at Museo Castillo Serralles, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ponce vacation site.

Newark, USA to Ponce is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Ponce is 1 hour. Traveling from Newark in January, things will get much hotter in Ponce: highs are around 81°F and lows about 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Museo Castillo Serralles ©
Museo Castillo Serralles
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

2
nights
Rincon

Corner

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 1st (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Crashboat Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, then stroll through Domes Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, and then kick back and relax at Steps Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ponce in January since evenings lows in Rincon dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach

3
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©

Isla Nena

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Caracas Beach and Vieques National Wildlife Refuge. Visiting Sun Bay Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Chiva, take some stellar pictures from Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navio Beach, and look for gifts at Isla Vida.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Isla de Vieques attractions planning app.

Getting from Rincon to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. In February, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
La Chiva ©
La Chiva

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Princesa, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Park Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Juan holiday maker 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 February in San Juan, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery ©
Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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