8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Rincon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
4
Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
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 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Playa Oeste Gallery and then stop by Tres Puertas Art Gallery & Blue Mermaid Gift Shop.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rincon travel website .

New York City, USA to Rincon is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Rincon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Rincon are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are warmer (80°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Crashboat Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce, examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally look for gifts at Plaza del Caribe.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ponce trip website .

Getting from Rincon to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rincon in May, with highs in Ponce at 83°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Shopping
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Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa and then get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Juan trip app .

You can drive from Ponce to San Juan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in San Juan are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Paseo de la Princesa ©
Paseo de la Princesa
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Secret Beach and Sun Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Gallery Galleon. There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Chiva, and enjoy the sand and surf at Caracas Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques road trip website .

Getting from San Juan to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Caracas Beach ©
Caracas Beach

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