8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Puerto Rico tour planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly
2
Isla de Vieques
— 2 nights
Fly
3
San Juan
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

1
night
Rincon

Corner

A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Playa Oeste Gallery and then visit a coastal fixture at El Faro Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rincon trip planner.

New York City, USA to Rincon is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New York City to Rincon. In August, Rincon is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 90°F and lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

2
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla Nena

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through La Chiva, tour the pleasant surroundings at Caracas Beach, and then get great views at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sun Bay Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques online route planner.

Getting from Rincon to Isla de Vieques by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. August in Isla de Vieques sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

2
nights
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 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, then contemplate the long history of Old San Juan, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, then look for gifts at Caribbean Trading Company Store, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Juan journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Isla de Vieques to San Juan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and shuttle. August in San Juan sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 17th (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Soldado Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoni Beach, and then stroll through Tamarindo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Flamenco Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Culebra day trip planning app.

Fly from San Juan to Culebra in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Culebra are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.