8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 3 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Rincon
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
For shopping fun, head to Caribbean Trading Company Store or Playa Mar Chiquita. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balneario Luquillo and Museo de Arte de Ponce. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: Puerto Rico Premium Outlets (in Barceloneta) and El Museo Castillo Serralles (in Ponce). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Poet's Passage, get engrossed in the history at Catedral Metropolitana Basilica de San Juan Bautista, and stroll around Parque de las Palomas.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Juan day trip planning website .

Philadelphia, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to San Juan is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Juan when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

Ponce, Caribbean Trading Company Store, Puerto Rico Premium Outlets, Balneario Luquillo, Playa Mar Chiquita
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Playa Mar Chiquita ©
Playa Mar Chiquita
Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets ©
Puerto Rico Premium Outlets

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Flamenco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Zoni Beach, then stop by Zinkowski Art Studio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tamarindo Beach.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Culebra online tour itinerary planner .

Culebra is just a stone's throw from San Juan. In August in Culebra, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Culebra

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach

2
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
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 9th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for gifts at Tres Puertas Art Gallery & Blue Mermaid Gift Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crashboat Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandy Beach, and then explore the galleries of El Faro Lighthouse.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Rincon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In August, daytime highs in Rincon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Aguadilla
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Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Sandy Beach ©
Sandy Beach
El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse

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