8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortin Conde de Mirasol Museum and Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse and Serenity Point Yoga & Visionary Arts Space. There's lots more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll through Media Luna Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Navio Beach, and explore the activities along Sun Bay Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Isla de Vieques, use our trip itinerary maker.

Austin, USA to Isla de Vieques is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Isla de Vieques is 2 hours. Traveling from Austin in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Isla de Vieques, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
Navio Beach ©
Navio Beach

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 25th (Sat): stop by Ocean State of Mind, thenstroll through Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, thenstroll through Domes Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rincon trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to Rincon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. In May in Rincon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Domes Beach ©
Domes Beach
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve ©
Tres Palmas Marine Reserve
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ponce itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Rincon to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Rincon in May, things will get little chillier in Ponce: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

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

2
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 27th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan, view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage, thenlook for gifts at Coqui el Original, and finally stop by Old San Juan. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Park Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Juan travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Ponce to San Juan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Ocean Park Beach ©
Ocean Park Beach

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