8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour planner

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Fly
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive
2
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Culebra
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly

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San Juan

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old San Juan, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sitio Histórico de San Juan.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan day trip planning site.

Buffalo, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Buffalo to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buffalo in July, things will get somewhat warmer in San Juan: highs are around 89°F and lows about 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then stop by Plaza del Caribe, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla de Caja de Muertos. On the next day, experience rural life at Hacienda Buena Vista, then take an in-depth tour of Museo de Arte de Ponce, then appreciate the history behind Museo Castillo Serralles, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ponce vacation planner.

You can drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. In July in Ponce, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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 21st (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sea views from El Faro Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Buye Beach, look for gifts at Tres Puertas Art Gallery & Blue Mermaid Gift Shop, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rincon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ponce to Rincon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. In July in Rincon, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

2
nights
Culebra

Little Island

With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
On the 23rd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Culebrita Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Culebra trip builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Rincon to Culebra takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Puerto Rico travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Forests
A U.S. territory encompassing one big island and several smaller ones, Puerto Rico appeals to visitors from around the globe with its rich history, pleasant climate, natural beauty, and renowned local cuisine. Most tourists take a vacation in Puerto Rico for that classic seaside experience, though the island offers much more than just sun and sand. Tours of Puerto Rico usually start in the city of San Juan, which boasts a trendy bar scene and plenty of art museums for visitors looking to add a bit of culture to their vacation. A short drive from the island's urban centers, pristine rainforests serve as peaceful retreats from the city bustle and ensure plenty of chances to spot wildlife and take exhilarating nature walks.