8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Fly to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Drive to Ponce
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Ponce
— 2 nights
Drive to Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Ferry to Isla de Vieques
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Isla de Vieques
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Juan
— 1 day
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Ponce

— 2 nights
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Parque de Bombas, contemplate the long history of Casa Wiechers-Villaronga, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally take a leisurely stroll along La Guancha.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ponce trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Ponce is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dublin to Ponce, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Ponce is much warmer than Dublin - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Isla de Vieques

— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caracas Beach and Sun Bay Beach. Get in touch with nature at La Chiva and Navio Beach. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take a leisurely stroll along Mosquito Pier, steep yourself in history at Puerto Ferro Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Media Luna Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ponce to Isla de Vieques in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

San Juan

— 1 day

Walled City

Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Princesa, then don't miss a visit to La Puerta de San Juan, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Juan day trip planning app.

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. February in San Juan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Puerto Rico travel guide

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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.