8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

8 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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Start: Newark
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
San Juan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ponce
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Rincon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Culebra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Newark

1
night
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Sitio Histórico de San Juan and then appreciate the history behind Paseo de los Presidentes.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read San Juan trip builder.

Newark, USA to San Juan is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to San Juan is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Newark in August since evenings lows in San Juan dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Luquillo, Caribbean Trading Company Store
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Caribbean Trading Company Store ©
Caribbean Trading Company Store
Zipline
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

1
night
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Parque de Bombas, examine the collection at El Museo Castillo Serralles, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte de Ponce, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ponce sightseeing website.

Drive from San Juan to Ponce in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Ponce are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Ponce

Museums Historic Sites
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El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
Parque de Bombas ©
Parque de Bombas

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Faro Lighthouse and Los Morrillos Lighthouse. Kids will appreciate attractions like Crashboat Beach and Sandy Beach. When in Rincon, make a side trip to see Buye Beach in Cabo Rojo, approximately Cabo Rojo away. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Domes Beach, and stop by Tres Puertas Art Gallery & Blue Mermaid Gift Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rincon trip planning app.

You can drive from Ponce to Rincon in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Rincon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Culebra.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo Rojo, Crashboat Beach
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El Faro Lighthouse ©
El Faro Lighthouse
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach
Buye Beach ©
Buye Beach

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.
On the 27th (Tue), head off the coast to Culebrita Island, stroll through Carlos Rosario Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Soldado Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Zoni Beach and then kick back and relax at Tamarindo Beach.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Culebra itinerary maker app.

Drive from Rincon to Culebra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and ferry. August in Culebra sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Culebrita Island ©
Culebrita Island
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach
Carlos Rosario Beach ©
Carlos Rosario Beach

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