8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

4
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Old San Juan and Depigment Art. Museo de Arte de Ponce and San Juan National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: El Yunque Rain Forest (in El Yunque National Forest), Ponce (Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce & Parque de Bombas) and Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind (in Loiza). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Luquillo Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Botello Gallery, view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage, and look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store.

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

Fort Lauderdale, USA to San Juan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, daytime highs in San Juan are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Do your shopping at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Isla Vida. Step out of the city life by going to Sun Bay and Media Luna Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Galleon, take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Caracas Beach, and kick back and relax at La Chiva.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Isla de Vieques trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from San Juan to Isla de Vieques takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. June in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

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

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