8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Fly:  9​h
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Buffalo

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then contemplate the long history of San Juan National Historic Site.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Juan tour planner .

Buffalo, USA to San Juan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Buffalo to San Juan due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Buffalo in July; daily highs in San Juan reach 89°F and lows reach 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, stop by Plaza del Caribe, and then head off the coast to Isla de Caja de Muertos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Hacienda Buena Vista, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, then examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, and finally shop like a local with Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

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Traveling by car from San Juan to Ponce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Ponce can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Hacienda Buena Vista ©
Hacienda Buena Vista

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the galleries of El Faro Lighthouse, and then identify plant and animal life at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Buye Beach, look for gifts at Tres Puertas Art Gallery & Blue Mermaid Gift Shop, and then kick back and relax at Sandy Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rincon vacation planning site .

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
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), head off the coast to Culebrita Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, and then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra route maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Rincon to Culebra in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. July in Culebra sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

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