8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
Isla de Vieques
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Rincon
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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 31st (Tue): view the masterpieces at The Poet's Passage, get to know the fascinating history of Old San Juan, and then don't miss a visit to Paseo de la Princesa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll the grounds of San Juan Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at San Juan National Historic Site.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Juan online trip builder .

Honolulu, USA to San Juan is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 6 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Juan, with lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
San Juan National Historic Site ©
San Juan National Historic Site
The Poet's Passage ©
The Poet's Passage

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sun Bay and Fishing Charters & Tours. Gallery Galleon and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step off the mainland to explore Vieques Island, and stop by Isla Vida.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Isla de Vieques tour itinerary 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. In January, daytime highs in Isla de Vieques are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Rincon.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Sun Bay ©
Sun Bay
Vieques Island ©
Vieques Island
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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 5th (Sun): examine the collection at El Faro Lighthouse, look for gifts at Tres Puertas Art Gallery & Blue Mermaid Gift Shop, and then kick back and relax at Steps Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rincon vacation planning app .

Getting from Isla de Vieques to Rincon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, shuttle, and car. In January, daily temperatures in Rincon can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rincon

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Steps Beach ©
Steps Beach

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